• May 11, 2015

JAL and Jetstar Airways Expand Codeshare Cooperation and Customer Comfort

~ JAL Premium Economy Class Fares Eligible for Business Class Travel

on All Codeshare Flights operated by Jetstar Airways between Japan and Australia ~  


TOKYO May 11, 2015: Japan Airlines (JAL) and Jetstar Airways (JQ) have agreed to further expand their codeshare cooperation between Japan and Australia providing more travel convenience and enhanced benefits for customers. Commencing from May 12, 2015, customers who purchase JAL Premium Economy Class fares will be eligible to travel in Business Class on all JAL-codeshare flights operated by JQ(*). Additionally, JAL will add its flight number onto additional JQ-operated flights new codeshare route between Tokyo (Narita) and Cairns, which are scheduled to operate during the summer holiday season from August 2 to August 30, 2015.

(*) Fares are available only in Japan, and please consult with your travel agency if any further enquiry. Pieces and weight of checked baggage are depending on the related Free Baggage Allowance of JAL for Economy Class.

Together with the comprehensive network of its partner airlines Jetstar Airways, JAL strives to bring greater convenience and benefits to the customers traveling between Japan and Australia.


1.      Applicable routes

Tokyo (Narita) = Cairns

Tokyo (Narita) = Gold Coast

Tokyo (Narita) = Melbourne

Osaka (Kansai) = Cairns



2.      Jetstar Airways Business Class

Jetstar Airways offers wide leather seating in its international Business Class with a spacious 38inch/96cm seat pitch. In-seat power is also available for charging laptops or phones. Business Class menus include deluxe three course lunches and dinners as well as gourmet in-flight snacks as well as premium beverages. For details visit:  http://www.jetstar.com/jp/en/what-we-offer/in-flight/business-class


3.      JAL Additional Codeshare Service Operated by JQ from August 2 to August 30

Flight Number


Dep. Time

(Local time)

Arr. Time

(Local time)

Days of additional operation


Narita - Cairns



Fri. Sun


Cairns - Narita



Fri. Sun


About Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 254 airports in 41 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 220 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 28 million members worldwide. Awarded the most punctual major international airlines in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, JAL is committed to providing customers the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become its customers’ most favored airline in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.jal.com/en/outline/


About Jetstar Airways

Jetstar Airways Pty Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, with its Australian low fare operations first commencing in May 2004. Jetstar operates across 19 Australian domestic destinations and 17 short and long haul overseas destinations. Jetstar’s Australian and New Zealand based fleet comprises more than 80 aircraft. Jetstar Airways is currently the third largest airline (by domestic market share) and a top five international airline by capacity share, serving international routes to and from Australia. The airline also supports the Qantas Group in remaining the largest domestic and international airline group within Australia.

For more information, please visit http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/about-us/our-company

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