Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and Japan Airlines today announced a codeshare arrangement that makes travel between Japan and Fiji much more convenient for travelers. Both airlines are members of the oneworld® alliance family, with Japan Airlines being a fully-fledged member while Fiji Airways is a member of the oneworld connect programme.
The codeshare arrangement, now open for sale, will allow Japan Airlines to offer almost daily flights between Nadi (NAN) and Tokyo Narita (NRT), with two direct services and options via our other Asian gateways Singapore (SIN), and Hong Kong (HKG), utilizing the `JL` designator code on flights operated by Fiji Airways. (*)
Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director & CEO, said: “We’re delighted to add our fifth oneworld airline to our global network as a highly valued codeshare partner. We look forward to working with our friends from Japan Airlines to bring more of their customers to Fiji, one of the world’s most sought after travel destinations as well as the wider South Pacific.”
Yuji Akasaka, President of Japan Airlines, said: “The partnership with Fiji Airways will provide customers with convenient travel options between Japan and the beautiful destination of Fiji. As we head toward 2020, this agreement will further expand JAL`s international network, which is extremely valuable for our business model. We look forward to a successful partnership that will generate excitement to travelers around the world.”
Once regulatory approvals are obtained, tickets will be progressively made available for sale through various booking channels.
(*) Subject to regulatory approvals
About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches 349 airports in 52 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 233 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline’s loyalty program, is one of the largest mileage programs in Asia. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become one of the most preferred airlines in the world.
About Fiji Airways
Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 108 destinations in 15 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, India, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, and earns revenues of over FJD$929 million (USD $436m). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit www.fijiairways.com for more information.