Japan Airlines and Aeromexico will begin codesharing on select routes in Mexico some time during the next financial year, as the two airlines look to enhance connectivity between Japan and Mexico.
Details of the codeshare are currently slim, and the current target date is simply for the 2018 financial year, which runs from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Which exact routes will be included in the codeshare are also still to be determined, however Japan Airlines has confirmed with Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that the two carriers are currently looking at adding about 12 of Aeromexico’s routes in Mexico to the agreement.
The agreement adds to Japan Airlines’ existing joint-business with fellow Oneworld carrier, American Airlines, which sees it currently serve eight destinations in Mexico via Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth. These include Aguascalientes, Cancun, Guadalajara, Leon, Mexico City, Monterrey, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi.
Aeromexico, meanwhile, currently flies daily to Tokyo Narita from Mexico City, and in May this year added Seoul to its network. The Skyteam member also launched a joint venture earlier this year with fellow alliance member Delta Air Lines.