Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines commence joint-business partnership

by BERNAMA/ pic by TMR FILE

MALAYSIA Airlines Bhd (MAB) and Japan Airlines (JAL) are set to launch a joint business partnership on July 25, 2020 where the two carriers will cooperate commercially on flights between two countries.

Through this partnership, MAB and JAL will take on new challenges to further enhance convenience between Japan and Malaysia and allow customers to benefit from more flight choices.

“With MAB resuming flights to Japan starting July, the two airlines combined will offer four weekly services between Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita in July and August,” both airlines said in a joint statement today.

This initiative will enable both MAB and JAL to enhance their capabilities and leverage on each other’s strengths.

Malaysia Airlines Group chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail said MAB is excited the partnership 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,” he said.

Meanwhile, JAL president Yuji Akasaka said the expanded relationship will allow both airlines to ensure the highest standards of safety and hygiene for its 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,” he added.