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JAL and BA expand codeshare arrangements on Tokyo London routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) and British Airways (BA) today announced the start of codeshare arrangements on the routes between Tokyo and London  Heathrow.

The airlines have also announced a  joint flight ticket sale on the routes for flights from the 1st October 2012.

BA JAL Codeshare

At present, the airlines are codesharing on a total of 23 routes connecting London with 23 other European cities, and on 8 routes between Tokyo (Narita) and 7 destinations domestically and internationally. In addition to this, both members of the oneworld alliance will begin to market each other’s services between Tokyo and London (Heathrow). JAL and BA will place their respective flight indicators on the daily service they each operate between London and Tokyo’s Narita airport, as well as on BA’s five weekly flights to/from Tokyo’s downtown gateway at Haneda, jointly offering customers 19 weekly flights between the two cities.

Flight schedules of new codeshare flights

Flight

Route

Dep. Time

Arr. Time

Days of Op.

Op. Airline

JL401/ BA4601

Narita – London, Heathrow

11:45

16:20

Daily

JL

BA006/ JL7081

Narita – London, Heathrow

10:55

15:10

Daily

BA

BA008/ JL7083

Haneda – London, Heathrow

06:25

10:35

Mo, Tu, Fr, Sa, Su

BA

JL402/ BA4602

London, Heathrow – Narita

19:15

15:00

Daily

JL

BA005/ JL7080

London, Heathrow – Narita

13:30

09:05

Daily

BA

BA007/ JL7082

London, Heathrow – Haneda

08:55

04:45

Mo, Th, Fr*, Sa, Su

BA

All timings shown are local. *departs 10 minutes earlier

Joint Fares

In conjunction with the commencement of the Tokyo=London codeshare flights, JAL and BA will also begin selling aligned fares applicable for JAL and BA-operated flights on these routes, originating from either city. With these fares that will be available from both airlines, customers can also choose to use a combination of JAL and BA in a single round-trip itinerary, significantly expanding their flight options.

Example of aligned fares for round-trip Tokyo=London flights originating from Tokyo

Class of Travel

Fare Name

Fare Range

First Class First Class Normal Fare JPY 2,447,900 – JPY 2,507,900
Business Class Business Class Normal Fare JPY 1,110,000 – JPY 1,170,000
Business Saver 14 JPY 520,000 – JPY 720,000
Business Saver 7 – Weekend Stay JPY 338,000 – JPY 538,000
Economy Class Economy Class Normal Fare JPY 760,000 – JPY 820,000
Economy Saver Premium JPY 390,000 – JPY 430,000
Economy Saver JPY 360,000 – JPY 400,000
Dynamic Saver 7 Premium JPY 174,000 – JPY 261,000
Dynamic Saver 7 Type – A to F JPY 49,000 – JPY 231,000

Fares do not include applicable taxes and fuel surcharges.

Customers now have the option of flying JAL one-way and BA the other, creating an itinerary that suits their needs, at fares never before available for such a combination. Historically, customers would have to buy the highest tier (Normal Fares) for an itinerary involving one-way sectors on both airlines, but from October 1, this would be possible with all aligned fares.

Reservations and tickets for the new codeshare flights will begin from tomorrow, 5th September for departures from 1st October 2012.

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