From December 20, 2007, Japan Airlines (JAL)
will code share on flights operated by China Eastern Airlines (MU)
between Tokyo (Narita) and Nanjing.
On December 20, the Chinese carrier will inaugurate a twice-weekly
service between the two cities with departures on Thursday and Sunday.
The new code share agreement will enable JAL to place its “JL”
designator on the newly launched flights. Tickets for the code share go
on sale today.
JAL and China Eastern have been code share partners since September
Located by the Yangtze River, Nanjing is the capital of China’s Jiangsu
Province. It is one of the Great Ancient Capitals of China as it has
served as the capital of ten dynasties. Abundant in history and
surrounded by great natural beauty, the modern city has a population of
over 6 million and a strong industrial base. It has therefore become a
popular place for Japanese companies to set up businesses in China.
From the point of customer convenience and profitability, JAL is
expanding flight frequency between Japan and the high growth market of
China and offers the largest network between the two countries. By
December 20, JAL’s Japan-China network will have expanded to serve 13
cities in China on 31 routes with a total of 296 flights per week
including code shares. Of these flights JAL operates 182 flights per
week to 10 destinations in China.