TOKYO, February 8, 2012: Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today its first codeshare agreement reached with soon-to-be oneworld alliance member airberlin. Flights between Frankfurt and Berlin operated six times a week by airberlin will be coded with JAL’s flight code from February 12 and available for sale from February 8, 2012.
airberlin is Germany’s second largest airline with an extensive network. It carried more than 35 million passengers in 2011 and has won numerous accolades for its high price-performance ratio. Comprising 170 aircraft with an average age of five years, the airberlin fleet is one of the most modern in Europe.
The new codeshare agreement adds another connection option for JAL customers traveling to Germany’s capital city. On top of the current connection on British Airways from JAL’s daily flights to London, customers can soon also reach Berlin via Frankfurt, to which JAL also operates daily with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with JAL First Class Skysleeper Solo, Executive Class Shell Flat Seat and Premium Economy service. At present, JAL customers can transit in Frankfurt to Helsinki and Madrid on other fellow oneworld member airlines Finnair and Iberia respectively.
airberlin is a member-elect of the quality airline alliance oneworld, and is scheduled to become a full-fledged member next month.
New codeshare flights from February 12, 2012
*May be operated by crew members and with aircraft of Air Berlin, its affiliates or partner airlines.
The above codeshare agreement is subject to government approval.
REFERENCE: Timetable of JAL flights between Tokyo and Frankfurt
All timings shown are local