JAL and China Eastern Airlines expand codeshare

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Japan Airlines (JAL)and China Eastern Airlines (China Eastern) have reached an agreement to greatly expand their codeshare partnership to include their entire Sino-Japan networks. Starting from October 8, 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 JAL’s network of 15 Chinese cities, and Shizuoka, Okayama and Nagasaki to China Eastern’s existing network of 12 Japanese cities. The extension of the codeshare scheme to cover the entire China-Japan network will make it easier for customers to understand and more conveniently select from the combined operations of both carriers’ 386 weekly flights on 42 routes between the two countries.

Aside from the codeshare arrangement between JAL and Shanghai-based China Eastern since September 2002, both airlines have also been offering a reciprocal frequent flyer program since February 1, 2008. Members of JAL’s frequent flyer program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) have been able to earn and redeem award tickets even when flying domestically in China on China Eastern. Together with its extensive codeshare ties with fellow oneworld ® Alliance partner Cathay Pacific based in Hong Kong, JAL aims to widen its network coverage to provide business and leisure customers alike, with greater convenience and support.

Reservations and sales for the new codeshare flights will start tomorrow, September 27, 2011.

Codeshare Flights from October 8, 2011

Flight
Route
Dep.Time
(Local time)
Arr.Time
(Local time)
Days of
Operation
Op.
Carrier
Remarks

JL855/MU8768
Tokyo (Narita) – Guangzhou
09:40
13:35
Daily
JL
New codeshare routes between JAL and China Eastern

JL856/MU8767
Guangzhou – Tokyo (Narita)
14:40
20:00
Daily
JL

JL5761/MU2020
Shizuoka – Shanghai (Pudong)
13:50
15:30
Mo, We,
Fr, Su
MU

JL5760/MU2019
Shanghai (Pudong) – Shizuoka
09:30
12:50
Mo, We,
Fr, Su
MU

JL5771/MU534
Osaka (Kansai) – Nanjing
12:20
13:40
Mo, Tu, Fr
MU

JL5770/MU533
Nanjing – Osaka (Kansai)
08:10
11:20
Mo, Tu, Fr
MU

JL5773/MU278
Osaka (Kansai) – Yantai
16:10
17:30
Tu, Th, Sa
MU

JL5772/MU277
Yantai – Osaka (Kansai)
11:55
15:10
Tu, Th, Sa
MU

JL5763/MU528
Okayama – Shanghai (Pudong)
09:10
12:10
Daily
MU

JL5762/MU527
Shanghai (Pudong) – Okayama
17:50
20:50
Daily
MU

JL5765/MU520
Nagasaki – Shanghai (Pudong)
13:00
13:35
Mo, Fr
MU

JL5764/MU519
Shanghai (Pudong) – Nagasaki
09:40
12:10
Mo, Fr
MU

JL5253/MU720
Nagoya (Chubu) – Shanghai (Pudong)
16:00
17:40
Daily
MU
Additional flights on current codeshare routes

JL5252/MU719
Shanghai (Pudong) – Nagoya (Chubu)
12:00
15:05
Daily
MU

JL877/MU8762
Tokyo (Narita) – Shanghai (Pudong)
14:45
17:05
Daily
JL

JL872/MU8763
Shanghai (Pudong) – Tokyo (Narita)
09:00
12:55
Daily
JL

JL897/MU8764
Osaka (Kansai) – Shanghai (Pudong)
14:45
16:15
Daily
JL

JL898/MU8765
Shanghai (Pudong) – Osaka (Kansai)
18:10
21:20
Daily
JL

JL883/MU8766
Nagoya (Chubu) – Shanghai (Pudong)
09:05
10:45
Daily
JL

*Schedules and timings may be subject to change.
**Codeshare flights are subject to government approval.