Japan Airlines (JAL) and Vistara today announced the expansion of their codeshare partnership, providing customers additional options when traveling between Japan and India.
Effective March 15, 2020, the two carriers will provide codeshare service on JAL`s international routes to India, namely Tokyo=Delhi1 and Tokyo=Bengaluru2, as well as on connecting flights to major cities in their respective countries. Through this agreement, JAL will add 13 new destinations to its international network in India, such as Goa and Amritsar, while Vistara will add 5 major cities in Japan in its virtual network, which are Sapporo, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.
Commenting on this occasion, Hideki Oshima, Japan Airlines` Executive Officer for International Relations and Alliances said, “The travel demand from India to Japan has more than doubled in the past decade, making this a key market for Japan Airlines. By strengthening our partnership with Vistara, we will provide an international network that better matches the actual needs of our mutual customers.”
Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara, said, “We’re thrilled to have further deepened our relationship with Japan Airlines with this expanded codeshare agreement. Japan is a strong market for business and leisure travelers from India and this partnership will help us offer greater convenience, ease of connection and increased choices to our customers traveling to different cities in Japan. We also look forward to the opportunity of offering Vistara’s award winning service and India’s only five-star flying experience to even more travellers from Japan and beyond on their Indian domestic flights.”
Codeshare flights are subject to government approval.
1 Tokyo-Narita=Delhi route until March 28, 2020. Tokyo-Haneda=Delhi route from March 29, 2020.
2 Tokyo-Narita=Bengaluru as a new service launching on March 29, 2020
Codeshare Network Map
Details on Codeshare Expansion
Reservation and ticket sales start March 6, 2020
Codeshare flights start March 15, 2020
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 412 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 safety and quality in every aspect of its service and aims to become one of the most preferred and valued airline in the world.
About Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Limited):
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%. Vistara brings together Tata’s and SIA’s legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence to offer the finest full-service flying experience in India. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015 with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in India and it today connects destinations across India and abroad. The airline now connects 35 destinations, operates over 200 flights a day with a fleet of 32 Airbus A320 and 7 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, and has flown more than 20 million customers since starting operations.
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