Tokyo, July 20, 2010: Japan Airlines (JAL) and Finnair, both members of the oneworld® Alliance, have decided to further expand their existing codeshare agreement. From August 1, 2010, JAL will start to codeshare on flights operated by Finnair between Helsinki and the 7 European cities of Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Brussels, Warsaw and Gothenburg - the second-largest city in Sweden and the latest addition to JAL’s network which already covers 36 destinations in Europe.
JAL and Finnair first commenced codeshare flights in December 2005 and now offer passengers services on 3 routes that connect the Finnish capital to Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai) as well as Nagoya (Chubu) with 20 weekly flights. Customers may also purchase from JAL, tickets for Finnair-operated flights that carry the “JL” indicator, linking 5 European cities - Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, with Helsinki. With this extended cooperation, the alliance partners now offer codeshare services to a total of 13 destinations on 15 routes.
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About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines -awarded the most punctual major global airline in 2009, is a member of the oneworld® Alliance and has a global network reaching more than 225 airports in 38 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners. Domestically, the airline covers more than 50 airports throughout Japan. JAL operates some 22,000 international and domestic flights a month, and its fleet of over 260 aircraft includes Boeing 777s, 767s, 737-800s, Airbus A300-600Rs and Brazilian-made regional jets, Embraer E170.
On international routes, JAL First Class offers fully-reclining Skysleeper or Skysleeper Solo seats. JAL Executive Class - Seasons, the airline’s business class, offers the concept of quality time spent on board and on most routes features award-winning shell-typed seats that recline to almost the horizontal and provide a high degree of personal privacy. From December 2007, the airline started offering JAL Premium Economy on key business routes, and from August 2008, it started introducing a luxurious new suite in JAL First Class along with the JAL SHELL FLAT NEO, a leading-edge business class seat on its continental US routes. On select Japan-domestic routes, JAL offers First Class or Class J seating.
Top quality in-flight service has always been the hallmark of JAL's reputation. Cuisine offered in all classes includes a combination of Western and Japanese fare. JAL also serves a fine selection of award-winning wines and sake in First Class and Executive Class - Seasons. Quality in-flight entertainment is also a highlight on board JAL's international fleet.
Japan Airlines' frequent flyer program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), is one of the world's largest loyalty programs, with more than 20 million members worldwide.