Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines to launch joint business partnership

12 Jul 2020 by Seher Asaf
Malaysia Airlines A350-900

Malaysia Airlines (MH) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have paired up to launch a joint business partnership on July 25, the airlines said in a joint press release.

The partnership will see the two carriers cooperate commercially on flights between Malaysia and Japan.

“I am excited that the Joint Business is finally taking off after a few months of delay due to travel restrictions between both countries. We look forward to the bilateral discussions between the governments of Malaysia and Japan to establish a travel bubble between the two countries, which will ease restrictions for cross-border travel. MH being the country’s national airline and JL, play a crucial role in reviving the economy and we are confident that this synergy will facilitate commerce, trade, and boost tourism for both countries,” said  Izham Ismail, group chief executive officer of Malaysia Airlines.

Through the partnership, JAL and MH say they will take on new challenges to further enhance convenience between Japan and Malaysia. MH and JAL combined will offer four weekly services between Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita in July and August.

Japan Airlines

The carriers will be operating the following flights:

Flight Schedule – July & August 2020

Flight #





JL723 Narita-Kuala Lumpur 11:20-17:45 Mon.・Thu. Wed.・Sun.
JL724 Kuala Lumpur- Narita 22:50-7:05+1 Tue.・Fri. Tue.・Fri.
MH71 Narita-Kuala Lumpur 10:15-16:20 Mon.・Thu. Mon.・Thu.
MH70 Kuala Lumpur- Narita 9:15-17:25



President of Japan Airlines, Yuji Akasaka said: “We are pleased to announce our newest joint business partnership with fellow oneworld member, Malaysia Airlines. While our expanded relationship is being launched during unprecedented times, it has allowed both Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines to ensure the highest standards of safety and hygiene are in place from the onset for our mutual customers’ peace of mind. And with hospitality in mind, we are confident that customers will delight in the in-flight experience, and enjoy convenient flight schedules and seamless services.”

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