JAL plans Qanta codeshare

Japan Airlines is to offer travellers new codeshare flights with fellow oneworld member Qantas, connecting Japan, via Singapore, to 3 destinations in Australia, namely Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.JAL and QF first started offering codeshare flights in April 1986. At present, JALways, a 100%-owned subsidiary of the JAL Group, provides one daily flight between Tokyo (Narita) and Sydney, as well as Brisbane.

In addition to that, JAL has codeshare flights with Jetstar Airways which offer passengers a daily service on the Tokyo (Narita)-Cairns and Osaka (Kansai)-Gold Coast routes, and also for 5 days a week, service on the Gold Coast-Sydney route.

Operating two daily flights connecting Tokyo (Narita) and Singapore, JAL will extend its reach from the current 4, to 7 destinations in Australia by means of the new codeshare flights operated by QF, which flies from Singapore to Melbourne and Perth on a daily basis, and thrice a week to Adelaide.

Reservations for these code share flights begin 20 May 2009 and the flights between Singapore and Australia from 1 June 2009.