Tokyo June 29, 2005: The Japan Airlines Group and LAN Airlines will inaugurate a reciprocal frequent flyer program agreement on July 1st ,2005 (subject to Japanese Government approval). The agreement will enable members of the JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), JAL's frequent flyer progam, and LANPASS, LAN's frequent flyer program, to accumulate and redeem mileage on each other's networks.
LAN is an alliance of five airlines in Latin America: LAN Airlines, LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador, LAN Argentina and LAN Express. The LAN alliance's route network covers 46 destinations in Latin America and seven destinations in United States, Europe and South Pacific. LAN Airlines joins Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, and Emirates to become JAL's 7th global frequent flyer program partner airline, further extending and enhancing the network and benefits available to JMB members.
JAL Mileage Bank members will be able to accumulate JMB mileage when traveling on LAN Airlines, LAN Peru, and LAN Ecuador international flights on or after July 1,2005. LAN Airlines domestic flights and LAN Argentina flights are not included in the agreement. JMB award tickets can be redeemed on both international and domestic LAN Airlines and LAN Peru flights, as well as on LAN Ecuador international flights and LAN Argentina domestic flights. Award applications can be made by JMB members from August 1st , 2005 for flights departing on and after August 15, 2005.
JAL Mileage Bank's more than 17 million members can accumulate mileage not only by flying with JAL Group and its JMB partner airlines, but also by staying at JMB partner hotels and by using the services of various other JMB partner companies. Members can exchange mileage for a choice of awards, including flights, ticket upgrades, and JAL Coupons.
LANPASS members traveling on Japan Airlines international flights will be able to accumulate and redeem LANPASS kilometers on JAL flights. Japan Airlines, Asia's biggest airline group, serves some 208 airports in 35 countries and territories worldwide. The group network extends over 227 international passenger routes, and provides the largest Japan domestic network covering more than 60 destinations.
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