27-Sep-2011 9:12 AM

JAL and China Eastern Airlines greatly expand codeshare

Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Eastern Airlines reached (26-Sep-2011) an agreement to greatly expand their codeshare partnership to include their entire China-Japan networks. Starting from 08-Oct-2011, the airlines will place their respective flight designators “JL” and “MU” on every flight operated by the other, between cities in China and Japan. The deeper relationship will add Yantai to the JAL network of 15 Chinese cities, and Shizuoka, Okayama and Nagasaki to the China Eastern existing network of 12 Japanese cities. The carriers have been codeshare partners since Sep-2002 and have offered a reciprocal frequent flyer programme since 01-Feb-2008. [more - original PR]