• January 10, 2017

China Airlines and Japan Airlines Agree to Strengthen Cargo and Passenger Cooperation

China Airlines (CI) and Japan Airlines (JL) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand their strategic cooperation on cargo and passenger transportation.

Due to the popularity of Japan as a travel destination among Taiwanese people, as a first step, Japan Airlines and China Airlines have agreed to strengthen the current cooperation by expanding the code-sharing agreement to cover all routes operated by both airlines between Japan and Taiwan from the second half of February 2017.

The total number of code-share flights will expand from 28 weekly flights on the Tokyo (Haneda) = Taipei (Songshan) route to 240 flights a week at the most (the number varies depending on seasonal schedules).

“The new memorandum with China Airlines is an important milestone in further enhancing partnership between the two airlines to provide customers better access to the destinations between Japan and Taiwan,” said Hideki Oshima, JAL Executive Officer, International Relations and Alliances.

“The improved flexibility and convenience will enhance the integration of China Airlines and Japan Airlines’ respective networks,” said Steve Chang, Senior VP of China Airlines.

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New codeshare routes between Japan and Taiwan

(Routes operated by Japan Airlines)

Tokyo (Haneda)

Taipei (Songshan)

Tokyo (Narita), Nagoya (Chubu), Osaka (Kansai)

Taipei (Taoyuan)

Tokyo (Narita)


(Routes operated by China Airlines)

Tokyo (Haneda)

Taipei (Songshan)

Sapporo (New Chitose), Toyama, Tokyo (Narita), Shizuoka, Nagoya (Chubu), Osaka (Kansai), Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Okinawa (Naha)

Taipei (Taoyuan)

Sapporo (New Chitose), Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai), Kumamoto, Okinawa (Naha)


Osaka (Kansai)


Further details are to be announced at a later date on both airlines’ homepage.


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 Asia-Pacific Major Airline in 2016, 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/

About China Airlines
Founded in 1959, China Airlines employs more than 12,000 people worldwide and operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, making it the largest airline by size and frequency of service in Taiwan. China Airlines is also one of the 20 SkyTeam Alliance member airlines. China Airlines offers passengers access to an extensive global network of more than 17,343 daily flights to 1,062 destinations in 177 countries. China Airlines is continuing to promote superior aviation safety as well as eco-friendly, innovative and attentive services that provide travelers with the perfect travel experience. Major international and domestic awards received by China Airlines in 2014-2016 include: “Best Airline in North Asia”, “Best Business Class Seat Design” and “Best Flight Attendant Uniforms” from the U.S.-based Global Traveler, “Best Premium-Economy” at the Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle Awards, the maximum seven-star safety rating from Airline Ratings in Australia, Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Gold Awards for the18th consecutive year, and the Taiwanese civil aviation industry's top “Golden Flyer Award”; China Airlines’ NexGen 777-300ER has won the “Golden Pin Design Award”, “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award, Good Design Award, No.8 in Skytrax's World’s Best Premium Economy Airlines, The DesignAir’s 2015 Top 10 Passenger’s Choice’ Airline Brands (2nd place), Best Business Class and Best Economy Class, as well as the Good Design Award from Japan, named the winner in the “2016 Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier - Asia” category by PAX International magazine, “Best Onboard Amenity Kit” and “Best Onboard Textiles” by the Onboard Hospitality magazine. China Airlines onboard magazine 《Dynasty》 receives APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.
For more information, please visit http://www.china-airlines.com


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