Japan Airlines has expanded its existing codeshare agreements with Korean Air and Thailand-based Bangkok Airways.
The new codeshare agreement with Korean Air, which came into effect on April 22, includes all flights between the 2 countries. The two airlines have had a mutual codesharing agreement in place since 2004.
The new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways, which will be implemented beginning on May 7, will include 8 more Asian cities in Myanmar (Yangon, Nai Pyi Taw, Mandalay), Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap), Lao PDR (Vientiane, Luang Prabang), and Thailand (Chiang Rai) in addition to the 5 cities it covers currently in Thailand (Phuket, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui), India (Mumbai) and the Maldives (Male).
Earlier this month, JAL and its fellow oneworld airline alliance members – British Airways and Finnair – launched their planned joint arrangement for flights between Europe and Japan.
Under the joint business arrangement, the 3 airlines will share revenue and cooperate on scheduling and pricing between Japan and Europe – to provide customers with more flexible routing options and more attractive fares.
Other benefits will include online booking capability and check-in with any of the 3 airlines, regardless of which is being flown; integrated customer support across the three airlines and enhanced connectivity on all 3 airlines in case of any disruption of flights.