Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, both members of the quality airline alliance oneworld®, have come to an additional agreement to codeshare on flights operated by the latter via Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore to destinations in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. This deeper cooperation follows a recent announcement by the two Asian carriers in oneworld that they will codeshare on all flights operated by both carriers on every route between Japan and Hong Kong and 13 selected domestic routes operated by JAL starting from October 31, 2010.
From November 1, 2010, JAL will begin to codeshare on flights operated by Cathay Pacific between Hong Kong and Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Penang, Surabaya and Ho Chi Minh City in Asia, as well as Johannesburg, Brisbane, Rome and Milan. From South East Asia, Cathay Pacific also operates on the routes Bangkok=Mumbai, Bangkok=New Delhi and Singapore=Colombo which JAL will begin placing its “JL” flight indicator on the same day. This new agreement expands JAL’s network further by 11 destinations and 13 routes.
Hong Kong is not only a robust business center of Asia that is in close proximity to Japan, it also has an excellent aviation hub with sophisticated infrastructure and an extensive network that provides for smooth transfers and flight connections. With the codeshare cooperation on flights between Hong Kong and Japan, as well as to key Asian gateways via Hong Kong, JAL and Cathay Pacific will fortify the oneworld network in this region of growth and bring to oneworld customers greater benefits and convenience.