Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced a new nonstop daily flight between Tokyo-Narita and Seattle, which starts March 31, 2019*. As part of this announcement, JAL and Alaska Airlines agreed on the expansion of their codeshare partnership for flights via Seattle-Tacoma International airport (SEA).
"We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Seattle-Narita route, which will commence service in March 2019. At the same time, I am honored to be able to announce the expansion of our codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines, a valuable partner for us in the U.S. market," said Tadashi Fujita, Executive Vice President of Japan Airlines.
"We are delighted to welcome Japan Airlines, a valued Alaska Global Partner, to our hometown of Seattle," said Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines Chief Executive Officer. "Our guests in the Puget Sound region and beyond will enjoy nonstop access to Tokyo and convenient connections throughout Asia. With the new daily JAL flights, our partners will offer nonstop service to 10 international destinations from Seattle on over 80 flights per week by next summer, more than any other airline or alliance group."
Currently, JAL codeshares with Alaska Airlines to 16 unique destinations on 25 U.S. West Coast routes. In conjunction with the new Tokyo-Narita to Seattle service, JAL will gain codeshare access to over 40 new cities on flights operated by Alaska. Through this expanded agreement, customers will be able to seamlessly connect in Seattle when traveling to and from Asia.
*New flights/schedules are subject to government approval.
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 349 airports in 54 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 230 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, is one of the largest mileage programs in Asia. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service and aims to become one of the most preferred airlines in the world.
About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 11 consecutive years from 2008 to 2018. Learn about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).
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