Garuda Indonesia and Japan Airlines will begin codesharing on select trans-Pacific flights as well as a number of domestic and regional services from October 28 onwards.
The new agreement notably will give Skyteam member Garuda additional services to the US via flights operated by Oneworld member Japan Airlines, with the airline placing its code on the Japanese carrier’s flights between Tokyo Narita and New York and Los Angeles.
Along with these US services, the two airlines will also place their codes on services between Japan and Indonesia, notably Japan Airlines’ Tokyo Narita-Jakarta flights as well as Garuda’s Jakarta-Tokyo Haneda service and its Denpasar (Bali)-Tokyo Narita flights.
A number of domestic services, including Garuda-operated flights between Jakarta and Yogyakarta and Surabaya, as well as Japan Airlines-operated services between Tokyo Haneda and New Chitose, Nagoya and Fukuoka, will also bear both airlines’ codes from October 28 onwards.
“This partnership is believed to offer a unique advantage for Garuda Indonesia’s passengers who will enjoy Japan Airlines’ unparalleled services including check-through service, lounge access, in-flight meal and other service,” said Pahala N Mansury, president and CEO of Garuda Indonesia.
In related news, Japan Airlines recently announced plans to launch its third daily non-stop service between Tokyo and Manila next February. The route will be the airline’s first daily connection between the Philippine capital and its hub at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo.
Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia recently confirmed it will cease its non-stop flights to London from Jakarta and will instead operate additional services to the city travelling via Amsterdam.