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JAL and BA expand codeshare arrangements on Tokyo-London routes, begin sales of joint fares

5-Sep-2012 9:51 AM

Japan Airlines (JAL) and British Airways (BA) announced (04-Sep-2012) the start of a codeshare arrangement on services between Tokyo and London Heathrow, as well as the sales of joint fares on applicable routes from 01-Oct-2012. At present, the airlines codeshare on a total of 23 routes, including British Airways services from London to 23 European cities, and on eight routes between Tokyo  Narita and seven destinations domestically and internationally. In addition to this, the two carriers will begin to market each other’s services between Tokyo and London Heathrow. JAL and BA will place their flight indicators on each other’s daily services between Heathrow and Narita, as well as on British Airways' five weekly services to/from Tokyo Haneda. In total, the two airlines will offer 19 weekly services between Tokyo and London. In conjunction with the start of the Tokyo-London codeshare services, JAL and BA will also begin selling aligned fares applicable for both JAL and BA-operated flights on these routes, originating from either city. With these fares, customers can also choose to use a combination of JAL and BA in a round-trip itinerary. [more - original PR]