New codeshare: Japan Airlines and Vietjet
Vietjet and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced that both carriers will begin sales of their codeshare flights starting Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
This follows a formal partnership agreement between both parties in 2017, in which Vietjet and JAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding for commercial cooperation. The two airlines now offer codeshare flights on domestic destinations in Vietnam and on international flights between Vietnam and Japan.
Applicable routes operated by Vietjet include domestic flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang; Hanoi and Da Nang; and international flights linking Kansai with Hanoi. The codeshare flights will be available for travel from October 28, 2018, while the Kansai to Hanoi route specifically commences operation on November 8, 2018.
According to the agreement, Vietjet and JAL aims to continue expanding their codeshare routes in the near future, including other flight services between Japan and Vietnam as well as JAL’s domestic flights, and Vietjet’s domestic flights.