Japan Airlines and Galaxy Airlines, a new Japanese domestic cargo airline, have filed a
plan to operate a code share agreement, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and
Transportation.From November 7, 2006 JAL will code share on Galaxy’s flights between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Kitakyushu
Airport in northern Kyushu and between Haneda and Naha, Okinawa. JAL hopes that the new code share will help
expand its share of the domestic cargo market with these late night cargo flights.
Galaxy, a new cargo airline, has approval to inaugurate flights on these routes from October 31, 2006. JAL will buy
part of the freight space of the Airbus A300B4-622 freighters operated by Galaxy, which have a maximum payload
of 47 tons. By operating these code share flights under JAL flight numbers, the company hopes to boost help
market share and meet customer needs.
Currently JAL holds a 10% investment in Galaxy and will provide the new airline with support in flight operations,
maintenance and airport cargo handling.
Galaxy is majority-owned by S.G. Holdings Co. Ltd., formerly known as the Sagawa Kyubin Group, a domestic
small package express delivery company.