Japan Airlines and Korean Air Lines have agreed to expand their code share operations to include the airlines’ flights operating between Haneda airport, Tokyo and Gimpo airport in Seoul.The agreement will come into effect on October 28, 2007, and is subject to government approval.
Both JAL and Korean Air operate their own twice daily services between the two airports. The code share agreement will enable them to place their airline designator code on each others flights. Tickets for the new code share flights go on sale from October 17, 2007.
At present, JAL including Korean Air Lines code shares serves South Korea on 14 routes with a total of 214 round-trip flights per week, linking Seoul, Busan and Jeju Island to 8 cities Japan. With the addition of the two new daily code share flights to Gimpo, JAL will offer a total of 228 round-trip flights.
JAL and Korean Air Lines first started code sharing in August 1 2004 with flights between Seoul and the regional Japanese cities of Komatsu, Niigata and Sapporo.