Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines are set to launch a joint business structure in 2020, a move that is aimed at enhancing flight connections between the two national carriers.
According to a statement from the two airlines, the joint business structure would allow them to cooperate commercially on flights between Malaysia and Japan. They will also be able to deliver customers with more benefits by providing additional flight choices, a larger network, better connections and an enhanced frequent flyer program.
Japan Airlines is the Japanese flag carrier. Its headquarters are in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. The airline’s main hubs are Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), as well as Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. Its operations include scheduled and unscheduled international and domestic passenger and cargo services to 220 destinations in 35 countries worldwide, including codeshares. The group has a fleet of 279 aircraft.
On the other hand, Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia. It operates flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and also from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. It flies to destinations throughout Asia, Oceania and Europe.