Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines Strengthen Joint Commercial Partnership with Expanded Codeshare Routes

KLIA- Malaysia Airlines and Japanese Airlines (JAL) are pleased to expand their code sharing operations following Malaysia Airlines’ recent announcement of the launch of new direct flights from Kuala Lumpur at TokyoHaneda from August 14, 2022. This important decision reaffirmed the joint venture strategic partnership between the two members of the oneworld alliance in July 2020to better serve customers and facilitate exchanges between Malaysia and Japan.

Departure August 14, 2022codeshare will be extended to Kuala Lumpur – Haneda route with the introduction of JAL codeshare on flights operated by Malaysia Airlines. Customers of Malaysia, ASEAN, Australasiaand South Asia fly with Malaysia Airlines in Haneda will be able to book and connect to more Japanese domestic destinations, including Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Okinawan and connect more to international destinations in North America.

Malaysia Airlines will operate flights between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Haneda Airport (HND) via MH36 (JL7097) from KUL to 2:45 p.m. local time, and MH37 (JL7096) departing HND at 00:25 local hour. The twice-weekly service will be provided by A330-300 aircraft, equipped with 290 seats, including 27 business class seats, 16 economy class seats with more legroom and 247 economy class seats.

Group Chief Executive Officer Malaysia AirlinesCaptain Izham Ismailsaid: “As the national carrier, this expansion signifies a strong relationship and cooperation between the oneworld alliance partners, catalytic for continued economic growth, supporting business and trade between the two countries and facilitating the capacity recovery to pre-pandemic levels.

This critical new step in our joint business partnership with Japanese Airlines will enable us to provide seamless connections to our customers, enhanced products and offerings while establishing KUL as a leading hub in South East Asia region to travel in Malaysia and beyond.’

We welcome the timely announcement of from Japan government to open its borders to international tourists from June under restricted conditions and pending a gradual easing of travel restrictions from time to time.

The extended codeshare will further improve the customer experience on flights, providing more convenient and flexible routes. Customers departing from Haneda to Kuala Lumpur can deposit their luggage five (5) hours before departure at the dedicated “Early Check-In” counter at Haneda Airport after completing the kiosk check-in or online check-in on JAL or Malaysia Airlines’ website.

In addition, customers departing from Kuala Lumpur in Haneda can continue to take advantage of the existing early check-in service via the web or at the kiosk and drop off their baggage five (5) hours before departure. These services offered at both airports will allow customers to do last minute shopping or other activities while exploring the airport before departing from both countries.

Yuji AkasakaPresident of Japanese Airlinessaid: “We are pleased to strengthen our joint venture

partnership with Malaysia Airlines thanks to this new codeshare operation. Being one of the busiest airports in AsiaHaneda is not only conveniently located in the heart of tokyo” idsrc=””>Tokyo but is also a gateway to many inland destinations in Japan and countries around the world. As we head towards a recovery in travel demand, we look forward to working closely with Malaysia Airlines to welcome our passengers with our highest standards of hospitality.

Through sharing best practices and common responsibilities, MH and JAL will improve and complement each other to deliver the best travel experience through JAL’s renowned accuracy in service and offerings, as well as hospitality. iconic Malaysian MH. MH and JAL are also committed to upholding the highest standards of aircraft safety and hygiene protocols to protect their passengers and staff, in line with the significant shift in consumer expectations for air travel in the new COVID-19 era.

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About Japanese Airlines

Japanese Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld alliance, the airline now flies to 441 cities in more than 60 countries and regions with its codeshare partners. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and certified 5-Star airline by Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing its customers with the highest levels of safety and quality in all aspects of its service and aims to become one of the world’s most preferred and loved airlines.

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