Jetstar Japan has formed agreements with Japan Airlines and Qantas that extend its international reach and provide improved on-carriage for customers of the respective airlines.
Jetstar Japan and JAL have entered a codeshare agreement enabling JAL customers flying internationally to Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai) and Nagoya (Chubu) to book onward travel on Jetstar Japan’s growing number of domestic services. Jetstar Airways has had a codeshare agreement with JAL since 2007 on international long haul services between Japan and Australia.
At the same time plans have also been announced for Qantas to begin selling through-fares and itineraries using an interline agreement with Jetstar Japan from March. Qantas is also planning to codeshare with Jetstar Japan as their network and connection options expand over the coming year.
As part of the new agreements, Jetstar Japan services will be added to JAL and Qantas Frequent Flyer programs.
Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said strategic airline partnerships were continuing to play a big role in driving regional passenger growth.
“Our interline and codeshare traffic is increasing significantly across all Group airlines year on year as we add new airline partners and broaden existing relationships,” Hrdlicka said. “Working with our Jetstar Japan partners JAL and Qantas to create new access for travellers to our low fares network will enhance the growth of our network and brand in Japan.”
Jetstar Airways has codeshare relationships with JAL, Qantas and American Airlines and the Jetstar Group has 25 interline agreements.