Aeroflot and Japan Airlines Agree on Codeshare Partnership
Aeroflot – Russian Airlines and Japan Airlines today announced a codeshare agreement that will offer added flexibility to passengers traveling between Russia and Japan. The codeshare comes into effect from March 29, 2020, with ticket sales launching at the beginning of March.
Both airlines will operate daily services between Tokyo Haneda and Moscow Sheremetyevo under the codeshare agreement, as well as on connecting flights to major cities in Russia and Japan, thereby expanding the range of options available to passengers. Japan Airlines will add its “JL” designator codes on 10 major Russian destinations, such as St. Petersburg, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. Aeroflot will place its “SU” designator codes on 10 popular Japanese destinations, such as Sapporo, Osaka and Fukuoka.
Furthermore, both parties intend to increase codeshare destinations including Aeroflot’s new operation between Osaka Kansai and Moscow Sheremetyevo, scheduled to commence in June 2020.
Aeroflot has operated a daily flight from Moscow to Tokyo since 1967, and is the leading carrier on East-West transit routes between fast-growing markets in Asia, Europe and North America. The Russian flag carrier offers seamless connectivity through its home airport and major hub at Sheremetyevo, as well as award-winning onboard service, including menus designed specifically for travelers from countries in Asia.
Japan Airlines has also operated flights between Tokyo and Moscow, the only Japanese carrier, for over 50 years. Both partners are delighted to enter the partnership, and hope to contribute further to the market by providing customers with more options and a great customer experience.
About Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 149 destinations in 53 countries.
Aeroflot’s 249-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2019, Aeroflot carried 37.2 million passengers (60.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the eighth time at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot was the world’s most on-time mainline airline in 2019 according to Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review. Aeroflot is also rated five stars for the punctuality of its flights by OAG. Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.
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About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline features 411 cities in more than 60 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners, with a modern fleet of 241 aircraft. 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 and valued airlines in the world.
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