Airlines Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines to commence Joint-Business

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Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines are set to commence its joint business partnership in two weeks.

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Carriers Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines have confirmed the planned joint business partnership. Starting July 25, 2020, the both airlines will cooperate commercially on flights between Japan and Malaysia.

Malaysia Airlines will resume flights to Japan this month and combined, both airlines will operate four weekly services between Tokyo-Narita and Kuala Lumpur in July and August. Customers will benefit from more flight choices and a better connection between the two countries.

Captain Izham Ismail, Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines said: “I am excited that the Joint Business is finally taking off after a few months of delay due to travel restrictions between both countries. We look forward to the bilateral discussions between the governments of Malaysia and Japan to establish a travel bubble between the two countries, which will ease restrictions for cross-border travel. MH being the country’s national airline and JL, play a crucial role in reviving the economy and we are confident that this synergy will facilitate commerce, trade, and boost tourism for both countries.”

With the strategic partnership, Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines will both enhance their capabilities. The strengths of both airlines will be combined in order to enhance the overall travel experience for customers.

President of Japan Airlines, Yuji Akasaka added: “We are pleased to announce our newest joint business partnership with fellow oneworld member, Malaysia Airlines. While our expanded relationship is being launched during unprecedented times, it has allowed both Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines to ensure the highest standards of safety and hygiene are in place from the onset for our mutual customers’ peace of mind. And with hospitality in mind, we are confident that customers will delight in the in-flight experience and enjoy convenient flight schedules and seamless services.”

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the airlines have adjusted their safety concept to guarantee the best hygiene procedures in order to protect passengers and staff. On ground and on board, new procedures to uphold the safety and health standards have been implemented.

Malaysia Airlines is the national flag-carrier of Malaysia that normally carries up to 40,000 guests daily. The airline was founded in 1947 and started operations in 1987. The fleet currently consists of over 80 aircraft, including Airbus A330s, A350 XWBs, A380s and Boeing 737s.

Japan Airlines commenced operations in 1951 and flies with a fleet of over 170 aircraft, including Airbus A350 XWBs, Boeing 737s, 767s, 777s, and 787s. JAL has bases in Tokyo Haneda and Narita, Osaka and Nagoya.

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