The FINANCIAL — Japan Airlines and S7 Airlines (S7), both members of the oneworld airline alliance, have entered a codeshare agreement with each other for the first time and will commence codeshare flights from January 30, 2013.
JAL operates a nonstop service three times a week between Tokyo (Narita) and Moscow (Domodedovo). In addition to that, JAL is expanding its network with the addition of the two Russian cities of Khabarovsk and Vladivostok, with this new codeshare arrangement placing the “JL” flight marker on direct flights operated by S7 between Tokyo (Narita) and the two cities.
As Japan Airlines said, S7 will also begin marketing several JAL-operated flights between Narita and key domestic points in Japan from February 15, 2013.
Reservations and ticket sales for all the above mentioned codeshare flights will start January 29, 2013.
S7 is one of Russia’s major airlines with the widest domestic network. With its main hub in Moscow (Domodedovo) and a modern fleet of Airbus A320, A319, Boeing 737-800 and -400 aircraft, S7 operates regular services to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, reaching over 80 cities in 20 countries, including 45 regions within its home country.
In addition to the reciprocal mileage program tie-up existing between the two airlines, JAL and S7 will strengthen their cooperation further with this new codeshare agreement, and as members of oneworld, enhance the service offerings and convenience to all customers.