• March 24, 2008

JAL Increases China Network through China Eastern Airlines Code Share Expansion

Tokyo March 24, 2008: From March 30, 2008 Japan Airlines (JAL) will start code sharing on 6 additional routes operated by China Eastern Airlines (MU) between China and Japan.

The new code share agreement will enable JAL to place its “JL" designator on China Eastern Airlines’ flights operating between Shanghai - Kagoshima, Shanghai - Matsuyama, Shanghai- Niigata, Shanghai - Okinawa (Naha) Qingdao - Fukuoka, and Qingdao - Nagoya (Chubu).

With this code share expansion, JAL’s Japan-China network will serve 13 cities in China on 36 routes with a total of 318 flights per week. Of these flights JAL operates some 180 flights per week to 10 airports in China.

From the point of customer convenience, JAL is expanding flight frequency between Japan and the high growth market of China and offers the largest network between the two countries.

JAL and China Eastern have been code share partners since September 2002. The new agreement increases to 15 the number of routes on which the airlines code share.

Furthermore, Japan Airlines (JAL) inaugurated a reciprocal frequent flyer program agreement with China Eastern Airlines, on February 1, 2008.  Members of JAL’s frequent flyer program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), can now accumulate mileage when traveling on China Eastern Airlines flights and redeem award tickets on China Eastern Airlines flights.

New Code Share Routes


Days of Operation

Operated by

Kagoshima - Shanghai

Wed/ Sat


Matsuyama - Shanghai 

Mon/ Fri


Niigata - Shanghai

Wed/ Sat


Okinawa (Naha)  - Shanghai

Thu / Sun


Fukuoka- Qingdao

Mon/ Wed/ Fri


Nagoya (Chubu) - Qingdao



*Subject to government approval


MU 6 Routes.pdf


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