Japan Airlines has announced it has signed codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines. The two airlines also entered into frequent flier agreement as well. The pacts are aimed at facilitating seamless flight operations by the two airlines throughout the US Pacific Northwest and Japan.
The new codeshare pact became effective from June end this year. Under the agreement the customers traveling on either Japan Airlines or Alaska Airlines to benefit from integrated baggage handling and unified reservations. Apart from this, the customers would also become eligible for cross-carrier mileage awards when booking flights on either of the airlines.
Hideki Oshima, Spokesperson of Japan Airlines, said, “The new codeshare agreement would prove to be advantageous for the customers. They can now take advantage of increased travel options with several destinations and routes at their disposal.”
Japan Airlines is currently operating flights to major North American destinations, which includes San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. Through this codeshare pact, all connecting flights operated by Alaska Airlines would also cover the North American destinations in Japan Airlines’ network.
Andrew Harrison, Executive Vice President (EVP) of Alaska Airlines, said, “The codeshare pact with Japan Airlines has been a longstanding need of Alaska Airlines. Our customers are going to vastly benefit from this pact. They would be able to earn mileage awards and enjoy seamless connectivity with Japan Airlines’ extensive domestic network of over 600 daily flights.”
Alaska Airlines is headquartered in Seattle. It is presently one of the fastest growing carriers in North America. The airline has already into its fold more than 15 codeshare partners. Apart from Japan Airlines, the other codeshare partners of Alaska Airlines include Delta Air Lines, Hainan Airlines, Icelandair, Korean Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.