TOKYO - Aeromexico and Japan Airlines (JAL) agreed to launch a codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018, that combines the synergies of both airlines. This alliance will provide a wider connectivity between Mexico and Japan, and through the latter points beyond. This mutual codeshare subject to necessary approvals from authorities, will help to pursue significant cooperation in the near future, allowing to leverage each other’s network, expertise and assets in benefit of their consumers.
As consequence of the rapid growth of Japanese manufactures in Mexico as well as tourism traffic between them, air travel from both countries has grown over the recent years. Hence, Aeromexico started its Mexico City - Narita service in 2006 with two weekly services via Tijuana, being the only Latin American carrier with direct flights to Asia, and due to the increased demand, since March 2017 Aeromexico offers daily service on this route.
Japan Airlines currently serves 8 Mexican cities through a codeshare via Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth, and will increase by offering twenty destinations with its partnership with Aeromexico between Narita and Mexico City, as well as routes connecting Los Angeles with other Mexican cities through their domestic network. In addition to this codeshare, both airlines will jointly explore the opportunities to improve their customer experience, such as mutual lounge access and mileage accrual and redemption.
JAL and Aeromexico codeshare agreement will strengthen both airline's vision, in order to provide new air bridges striving to deliver a better connectivity and variety of options to passengers, while also helping to increase tourism and commercial ties between both nations.
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 344 airports in 56 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 227 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 31 million members worldwide. Awarded one of the most punctual major international airlines, 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.
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Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico´s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on three continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 23 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, 4 in Canada, 4 in Europe, and 3 in Asia.
The Group's operating fleet of more than 125 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, 737 jet airliners and regional Embraer 170 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliner’s.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Avianca, Copa Airlines and WestJet, with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and Peru. www.aeromexico.com www.skyteam.com
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