• September 04, 2012

JAL and British Airways Expand Codeshare Arrangements on Tokyo=London Routes and Begin Sales of Joint Fares

TOKYO September 4, 2012:Japan Airlines (JAL) and British Airways (BA) today announced the start of codeshare arrangements on the routes between Tokyo and London (Heathrow), as well as the sales of joint fares on applicable routes from October 1, 2012.


At present, the airlines are codesharing on a total of 23 routes connecting London with 23 other European cities, and on 8 routes between Tokyo (Narita) and 7 destinations domestically and internationally.In addition to this, both members of the oneworld alliance will begin to market each others services between Tokyo and London (Heathrow). JAL and BA will place their respective flight indicators on the daily service they each operate between London and Tokyos Narita airport, as well as on BAs five weekly flights to/from Tokyos downtown gateway at Haneda, jointly offering customers 19 weekly flights between the two cities.


Flight schedules of new codeshare flights



Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Days of Op.

Op. Airline

JL401/ BA4601

Narita - London, Heathrow





BA006/ JL7081

Narita - London, Heathrow






Haneda - London, Heathrow



Mo, Tu, Fr, Sa, Su


JL402/ BA4602

London, Heathrow - Narita





BA005/ JL7080

London, Heathrow - Narita





BA007/ JL7082 

London, Heathrow - Haneda



Mo, Th, Fr*, Sa, Su


                                                                                                                         All timings shown are local.*departs 10 minutes earlier


Joint Fares
In conjunction with the commencement of the Tokyo=London codeshare flights, JAL and BA will also begin selling aligned fares applicable for JAL and BA-operated flights on these routes, originating from either city. With these fares that will be available from both airlines, customers can also choose to use a combination of JAL and BA in a single round-trip itinerary, significantly expanding their flight options.


Example of aligned fares for round-trip Tokyo=London flights originating from Tokyo

Class of Travel

Fare Name

Fare Range

First Class

First Class Normal Fare

JPY 2,447,900 JPY 2,507,900

Business Class

Business Class Normal Fare

JPY 1,110,000 JPY 1,170,000

Business Saver 14

JPY 520,000 JPY 720,000

Business Saver 7 - Weekend Stay

JPY 338,000 JPY 538,000

Economy Class

Economy Class Normal Fare

JPY 760,000 JPY 820,000

Economy Saver Premium

JPY 390,000 JPY 430,000

Economy Saver

JPY 360,000 JPY 400,000

Dynamic Saver 7 Premium

JPY 174,000 JPY 261,000

Dynamic Saver 7 Type - A to F

JPY 49,000 JPY 231,000

Fares do not include applicable taxes and fuel surcharges.


Customers now have the option of flying JAL one-way and BA the other, creating an itinerary that suits their needs, at fares never before available for such a combination. Historically, customers would have to buy the highest tier (Normal Fares) for an itinerary involving one-way sectors on both airlines, but from October 1, this would be possible with all aligned fares.


Reservations and ticket issuance for the new codeshare flights, as well as sales of aligned fares will begin from tomorrow, September 5, for departures from October 1, 2012.


Special Campaign Fare from Tokyo to Europe

Furthermore, to celebrate their growing partnership, JAL and BA will be offering a special campaign fare for travel from Japan to Europe for a promotional period.


Campaign Name

Example route

Campaign Fare

JAL Fare Name: [JAL/BA Economy Special Europe Fare]

Tokyo - London - Tokyo

JPY 49,000

BA Fare Name: [BA/JAL Europe Saver Special Fare]

Period of Purchase: September 5 ~ September 30, 2012

Period of Travel: Outbound from Japan valid from November 1, 2012 ~ February 28, 2013.

* Fares to other European cities (nonstop or with transfers required) are available under this campaign within the price range of JPY49,000 to JPY 89,000.

* Add JPY10,000 for departures originating from any other Japan domestic point.

* Campaign fares do not include applicable taxes and fuel surcharges

* Subject to seat availability and applicable on select JAL and BA-operated flights.

* Terms and conditions apply


For reservations, please visit JAL at http://www.jal.co.jp/inter/, or British Airways at http://ba.com/japan. 




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