TOKYO January 21, 2013: Japan Airlines (JAL) will strengthen its network in the two largest cities of Brazil - Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with the start of a new codeshare arrangement with American Airlines (American), beginning January 27, 2013.
JAL will add Rio de Janeiro as a new destination in its international network, and increase the number of codeshare flights to and from Sao Paulo with this latest agreement.
JAL and American, both members of the oneworld alliance, entered a joint business agreement on April 1, 2011 to partner on trans-Pacific services offered by both airlines. As part of the continual close cooperation, JAL will market round-trip flights operated by American from Dallas Fort Worth as well as from New York’s John F. Kennedy, to the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, giving customers more options when traveling to Brazil for business or for leisure.
Going forward, JAL and American will continue to strengthen the partnership to provide their collective customers traveling across the Pacific with even more convenience and benefits.
Reservations and ticket sales for the codeshare flights will begin January 23, 2013.
*All the above flights are operated by American Airlines
REFERENCE: Existing JL/AA codeshare flights (operated by American) between North America and Brazil