• November 29, 2016

Japan Airlines and Korean Air Start Mileage Tie-up on Redeeming Award Tickets

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Korean Air (KE) today announced the commencement of their mileage agreement on a reciprocal mileage tie-up that will enable members of two airlines’ respective programs to redeem award tickets on either airline. This development expands both KE and JAL’s program more beneficial and attractive for customers of both airlines.

Outline of mileage tie-up

For JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) Members

Start of reservations for redemption: Dec. 1, 2016 ~ (for flights on/after Dec. 3, 2016)

Eligible routes:    KE-operated and KE-designated flights

Seoul (Incheon) = Tokyo (Haneda/Narita), Osaka (Kansai), Nagoya (Chubu), Sapporo, Aomori, Niigata, Komatsu, Okayama, Fukuoka, Oita and Kagoshima

Seoul (Gimpo) = Tokyo (Haneda) and Osaka (Kansai)

Busan = Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai), Nagoya (Chubu), Sapporo and Fukuoka

Jeju = Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansai)


For KE’s SKYPASS members

Start of reservations for redemption:  Dec. 1, 2016 ~ (for flights on/after Dec. 1, 2016)

Eligible routes:     JAL-operated and JAL-designated flights

Seoul (Incheon) = Tokyo (Narita)

Seoul (Gimpo) = Tokyo (Haneda)

Busan = Tokyo (Narita)


1. KE-operated Okinawa (Naha) = Seoul (Incheon) route is ineligible for redemption for JMB members.
2. Mileage accrual will be available for JMB members on KE-operated flights when reservation is made with JAL-designated code. If the reservation is made with KE-designated code, mileage accrual will not be available.
3. Mileage accrual will be available for SKYPASS members on JAL-operated flights when reservation is made with KE-designated code. If the reservation is made with JAL-designated code, mileage accrual will not be available.
4. For more information about award tickets, please contact reservation center of each airline.


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 305 airports in 51 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 31 million members worldwide. Awarded the most punctual major international airlines in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.jal.com/en/outline/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/japanairlines.asia

About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2015. Korean Air operates in excess of 462 flights per day to 131 cities in 46 countries on six continents with a fleet of 176 aircraft including ten A380s.With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience. The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance, which together with its 20 members, offers its 612 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,320 daily flights covering 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
For more information, please visit www.koreanair.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir.JP