JAL plots Vietnam codeshare

Japan Airlines is to start code sharing on flights operated by Vietnam Airlines between Nagoya (Chubu) and Hanoi from August 2008. The number of flights JAL offers from Japan to Vietnam, including code shares, will increase to 39 flights per week on 6 routes.

From August 14, JAL will offer four round-trip code share flights a week between Nagoya (Chubu) and Hanoi. Flight operations will be handled by Vietnam Airlines Boeing A321 aircraft and crew.

JAL has been expanding its operations between the two countries in line with Vietnam’s sustained high economic growth which has resulted in increased foreign investment particularly from Japanese enterprises.

Including code shares, JAL’s route network now provides direct flights to Hanoi from Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo and direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City from *censored*uoka, Osaka and Tokyo.

Code share cooperation between JAL and Vietnam Airlines goes back to April 1996 when the two airlines inaugurated code share flights on the Osaka (Kansai)-Ho Chi Minh route.