Japan Airlines and Mexicana Airlines have reached a code-share agreement based on connections in Los Angeles which will expand JAL’s network in Mexico to four cities and provide Mexicana with access to Tokyo and Osaka in Japan.
Under the terms of the agreement JAL will be able to code share on daily Mexicana flights between Los Angeles and four destinations in Mexico, Mexico City, Guadalajara - Mexico’s second biggest metropolis - and the popular tourist destinations of Los Cabos and Cancun. In return, Mexicana will be able to code share on daily flights operated by JAL between Los Angeles and Tokyo and Osaka.
Subject to government approval, the agreement will come into effect on 30 October 2005, with ticket sales scheduled to start 20 September 2005. (The code shares are not for sale to passengers whose journey originates in or whose final destination is Los Angeles).
Currently JAL operates a twice-weekly B747-400 service between Tokyo and Mexico City routed via Vancouver.
With the inauguration of the new code share flights, JAL passengers will now have the option of daily services between Japan and Mexico.