TOKYO September 16, 2005: Japan Airlines (JAL) and Korean Air Lines (KAL) agreed today to expand their code share operations to include KAL's twice-daily flights between Fukuoka, Japan and Seoul. The agreement will come into effect on October 3rd 2005, and is subject to government approval.
The new code share agreement will increase the number of JAL/KAL code share routes from six to seven and the total number of weekly code share flights from 76 per week to 104 on a one-way basis. The new Fukuoka-Seoul code share flights will be operated by KAL aircraft and crew. As announced earlier this year, the JAL operated daily service between Fukuoka and Seoul will be suspended from October 3rd 2005.
Passengers traveling between the two countries on JAL's Korea network including code share flights will now be able to choose from 244 flights per week up from 230 flights per week (on a one-way basis). JAL's Korea network serves the cities of Seoul and Busan, linking nine cities in Japan to Korea.
On August 1st 2004, the JAL and Korean Air Lines started code share flights from Komatsu, Niigata and Sapporo in Japan to Seoul. From March 27th this year the airlines opened a fourth code share flight between Nagoya (Chubu) and Busan. Additionally, the carriers expanded their code share flight operations to include flights between Hiroshima and Kagoshima in Japan and Seoul on August 2nd 2005.
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