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  • June 17, 2005

JAL to Expand Code Share Flights with Vietnam Airlines Nagoya - Ho Chi Minh Route Opens July 29

TOKYO June 17, 2005: Japan Airlines (JL) and Vietnam Airlines (VN) agreed today to open a new code share flight between Nagoya (Chubu) and Ho Chi Minh City from July 29,2005. As a result, the number of routes between Japan and Vietnam will increase to six and the number of cities served in Japan to four. JAL and Vietnam Airlines together offer the biggest network of routes and flights between the two countries offering 34 flights per week to travelers flying from Japan to Vietnam.

From July 29, JAL and Vietnam Airlines will offer three code share flights a week from Nagoya's recently opened Chubu International Airport (also known as Centrair). Flight operations will be handled by Vietnam Airlines Boeing 767 aircraft and crews.

JAL and Vietnam Airlines' code share cooperation goes back to April 1996 when the two airlines inaugurated code share flights on the Osaka (Kansai)-Ho Chi Minh route. The network now includes code share operations on five routes between the two countries, linking two cities in Vietnam with three cities in Japan. Currently JAL and Vietnam Airlines operate code share flights on these five routes: Tokyo-Ho Chi Minh, Tokyo-Hanoi, Osaka-Ho Chi Minh, Osaka-Hanoi and Fukuoka-Ho Chi Minh.

New Nagoya - Ho Chi Minh City JAL & Vietnam Airlines Code share

Sector

Flight number

Days of operation

Departure time

Arrival time

Operated by

Aircraft

Nagoya-Ho Chi Minh

JL5131

Mon, Wed, Fri.

11:00

14:30

VN

B767

Ho Chi Minh-Nagoya

JL5132

Mon, Wed, Fri.

00:35

08:00

VN

B767

VN = Vietnam Airlines

Routes from Japan to Vietnam

Days of operation

Operated by

Tokyo (Narita) - Ho Chi Minh

12 flights per week

JL (5) VN (7)

Tokyo (Narita) - Hanoi

6 flights per week

JL (2) VN (4)

Osaka (Kansai) - Ho Chi Minh

Daily service

VN

Osaka (Kansai) - Hanoi

3 flights per week

JL

Nagoya -Ho Chi Minh

3 flights per week

VN (from July 29,2005)

Fukuoka (Kansai) - Ho Chi Minh

3 flights per week

VN

JL = Japan Airlines, VN = Vietnam Airlines

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