4-Apr-2011 10:55 AM

American and Japan Airlines commence trans-Pacific alliance

American Airlines and Japan Airlines Corp commenced a trans-Pacific alliance on 01-Apr-2011 enabling them to coordinate schedules and set fares and market promotions jointly (Wall Street Journal, 01-Apr-2011). Despite short-term challenges in the Japan market, the carriers are committed to the partnership "for the long term", said Tsutomu Ando, JAL's executive officer for international alliance.