Japan Airlines announced today it will start codeshare and mileage program partnership with Jetstar Japan - a joint-investment with the Qantas Group, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation.
Reservations, sales and JAL mileage redemption of flights operated by Jetstar Japan will begin from February 27th, 2013, for departures from March 6th, 2013.
JAL, which started codesharing with Jetstar in 2007 on routes between Japan and Australia, will now be codesharing with Jetstar Japan on all its domestic flights for customers connecting to and from JAL’s international services at Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansai) and Nagoya (Chube).
Customers will be able to create a single itinerary with international and domestic flights with the “JL” code, operated respectively by JAL and Jetstar Japan.
This provides a network with a wider choice of flights and timings, as well as faster transfers for customers.
Furthermore, with this latest development, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members can soon utilise their accrued mileage to redeem tickets on Jetstar Japan flights.
Jetstar Japan will be the 17th airline that JAL has similar arrangements with and through expanding such cooperation with various airlines, JAL seeks to make the JMB mileage program more attractive and easy for customers to use.