Japan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines expand codeshare pact

28 May 2010

Anticipating increased passenger traffic when the Japanese government eases visa restrictions on Chinese nationals from July 1, Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Eastern Airlines (MU) have expanded their codeshare agreement.

From June 3, JAL will begin codeshare on seven daily MU-operated flights betwen Shanghai (Pudong) and three other Chinese cities – Xian, Wuhan and Shenzhen.

Furthermore, both airlines agreed to increase the frequency – from four to nine flights daily – on two existing codeshare routes connecting Shanghai with Chengdu and Chongqing.

With the expanded codeshare agreement, JAL will have its JL indicator on 16 daily flights operated by MU that links Shanghai with five cities in China.

JAL, which currently codeshares with China Eastern on 22 routes between China and Japan, plans to enhance its China domestic network through such partnerships.

Below are JAL/MU codeshare daily flights from June 3:

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Gigi Onag

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