Tokyo - August 4, 2010: Japan Airlines (JAL) and Vietnam Airlines (VN) will expand the scope of their bilateral agreement from October 1, 2010, to again offer VN-operated codeshare flights between Nagoya (Chubu) and Ho Chi Minh, as well as between Tokyo (Narita) and Hanoi. Reservations and ticket sales will start tomorrow.
Vietnam is one of few countries that have successfully maintained a high economic growth and complemented with a rich and captivating culture, its cities remain key destinations in South East Asia that attract many foreign businessmen and leisure travelers.
From October 1, JAL and VN will be able to collectively offer codeshare flights on 8 routes that effectively connect vital gateways in Japan - Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai), Nagoya (Chubu) and Fukuoka, with both Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
New Nagoya (Chubu) - Ho Chi Minh and Tokyo (Narita) - Hanoi Code Share Flights
Time difference from GMT: Japan (+9) / Vietnam (+7). All timings shown are local.
JAL’s Japan=Vietnam Network
JL = Japan Airlines, VN = Vietnam Airlines *Operation of codeshare flights are subject to governmental approval
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.