TokyoNovember24, 2010: Japan Airlines (JAL) and Jetstar Airways (Jetstar) have reached an agreement to expand their codeshare partnership to include flights operated by Jetstar on routes linking Japan’s 2 major cities - Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansai), with Gold Coast in Queensland Australia, from November 25, 2010.
JAL has been bilateral partners with Jetstar - also a subsidiary of oneworld(R)alliance partner Qantas Airways, since May 2007. JAL currently markets flights operated by Jetstar that connect Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansai) with Cairns. The enhanced codeshare agreement will place Gold Coast, a popular tourist destination, on JAL’s network map alongside Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth that are already served by codeshare flights with Qantas Airways via Singapore.
Fares issued by JAL for Jetstar-operated codeshare flights will be for economy class only, inclusive of meals and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks and additional refreshments will be available for purchase onboard.
On its own, JAL provides service on the route between Tokyo (Narita) and Sydney once daily, on which the airline’s award-wining seats JAL Shell Flat seat in business class and JAL Sky Shell seat in premium economy, are available.
Reservations and ticket sales of the new codeshare flight start tomorrow.
NEW: Tokyo (Narita) & Osaka (Kansai) = Gold Coast flight schedule from November 25, 2010*.
Existing codeshare flights with Jetstar.
* Schedule is subject to government approval.