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Japan Airlines launches codeshare with Royal Brunei Airlines and MIAT Mongolian Airlines

6 Feb 2020 by Jackie Chen
Japan Airlines JAL 787

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced new codeshare partnerships with Royal Brunei Airlines and MIAT Mongolian Airlines.

JAL and Royal Brunei Airlines

This new codeshare agreement between JAL and Royal Brunei Airlines will allow JAL to offer flights between Bandar Seri Begawan and Tokyo Narita Airport operated by the Bruneian flag carrier.

Royal Brunei Airlines launched its Tokyo Narita service in March 2019, and now flies this route four times weekly using an Airbus A320neo aircraft.

From To Flight No. Departs Arrives Days
Tokyo Narita (NRT) Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) BI696/
JL5001
1145 1710 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) Tokyo Narita (NRT) BI695/
JL5000
0035 0730

Meanwhile, through this codeshare agreement, the Bruneian national airline will be able to place its code on flights operated by JAL from Narita Airport to other major destinations in Japan, including Sapporo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Ticket sales will begin from February 14 for travels from February 17.

Royal Brunei Airlines

“We launched our four times weekly flights between Bandar Seri Begawan and Tokyo just last March and it is already one of our more popular routes,” said Karam Chand, CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines.

“We are delighted to have Japan Airlines as our newest codeshare partner on this route and supplementing our network with more cities in Japan offering more travel options for RB guests,” he added.

Royal Brunei Airlines also launched a codeshare partnership with Korean Air in September 2019.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

JAL and MIAT Mongolian Airlines

JAL also announced a new codeshare partnership with MIAT Mongolian Airlines, which will allow JAL to offer flights between Ulaanbaatar and two major cities in Japan, namely Tokyo and Osaka (Kansai).

The Mongolian national airline now flies five times per week between Ulaanbaatar and Tokyo Narita and this service will become daily between July 2 and September 29 this year, while its Osaka Kansai service will begin from July 1 to August 30 this year, both using a Boeing 737 aircraft.

The table below shows MIAT Mongolian Airlines’ Tokyo Narita and Osaka Kansai services:

From To Flight No. Departs Arrives Days
Tokyo Narita (NRT) Ulaanbaatar (UBN) OM502/
JL8491
1440 1915 Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Ulaanbaatar (UBN) Tokyo Narita (NRT) OM501/
JL8492
0745 1340
Osaka Kansai (KIX) Ulaanbaatar (UBN) OM506/
JL8493
1450 1830 Wednesday, Sunday
Ulaanbaatar (UBN) Osaka Kansai (KIX) OM505/
JL8494
0850 1350

At the same time, MIAT will place its code on JAL’s flights beyond Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami and Nagoya Chubu, as well as five international destinations including Singapore, Melbourne, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Busan.

Ticket sales will begin on March 24 for travel from March 31.

Battur Davaakhuu, president and CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, said: “We are delighted to develop and grow our relationship with Japan Airlines with this codeshare arrangement.

“MIAT is offering more seamless one-stop connectivity between Mongolia to several major cities in Japan, Singapore and Australia through the expansion of its codeshare arrangement with Japan Airlines.

“We will look forward to the day when we can move ahead once more with further expansion – for the benefit of people throughout in this region.”

MIAT Mongolian Airlines signed a codeshare agreement with Cathay Pacific for flights between Ulaanbaatar and Hong Kong in 2017, while JAL recently entered into a new codeshare partnership with Shanghai Airlines.

jal.co.jp / flyroyalbrunei.com / miat.com

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