Airlines & Airports
|March 12, 2015|
Japan Airlines and TAM Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement
|Japan Airlines (JAL) and TAM Airlines (JJ), both members of the oneworld alliance, announced today that they will begin a codeshare cooperation on 6 international and 21 Brazil-domestic routes starting March 25, 2015. JAL's new codeshare flights with JJ, which are pending government approval, are in addition to the airline's existing codeshare cooperation to the region with its oneworld and joint business partner American Airlines (AA). With the newly added codeshares, JAL customers will have even more seamless connecting service and improved access to and within Brazil.|
"We are pleased to offer our customers more routes and destinations with our new codeshares with TAM Airlines," said Hideki Oshima, JAL's Executive Officer International Relations and Alliances. "The new cooperation also allows JAL to strengthen its presence in this ever-growing market."
In addition to JAL's current code share flights (operated by AA) to Brazil via New York, Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline will offer codeshare flights operated by JJ via London, Frankfurt and Paris as well as New York. JAL will also provide codeshare service on JJ's Brazil-domestic routes resulting in an increase of the number of Brazilian cities served from two to thirteen.
JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members along with other oneworld alliance frequent flyer members flying on JAL's new codeshare flights operated by TAM Airlines can earn miles and enjoy numerous other oneworld benefits.
JAL's strengthened relationship with JJ delivers more convenience to customers and the airline continues to embrace new challenges to become its customers most preferred airline in the world.
FLY ON Points
For every eligible flight JMB members take (JAL Group flights or oneworld alliance member airlines' flights), they will be awarded FLY ON Points automatically in additional to the regular mileage earned. Based on the points accumulated during the calendar year, services for the appropriate membership level (CRYSTAL, SAPPHIRE, JGC PREMIER, or DIAMOND) will apply and extra benefits will be offered. For more details, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/jalmile/flyon/guide.html
oneworld Tier Status benefits
When flying with oneworld alliance partners, members can enjoy reciprocal benefits including use of exclusive check in counters and lounge access depending on their oneworld Tier Status. Members must show their status cards at check in. For more details, please visit http://www.jal.co.jp/en/oneworld/jmb_benefit.html
TAM Airlines (JJ) joined the oneworld alliance on 31 March 2014, and is the leading carrier in Brazil - Latin America's biggest economy and the region's largest market for air travel. TAM serves 62 destinations in 16 countries in Latin America, the USA and Europe, with a fleet of 162 aircraft operating 800 departures daily. It boarded more than 37 million passengers in 2014.
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld alliance, the airline now reaches more than 254 airports in 41 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 220 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 28 million members worldwide. Awarded the most punctual major international airlines in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, JAL is committed to providing customers the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become its customers' most favored airline in the world.