Japan Airlines expands international network in Southeast Asia, signs partnership with Garuda Indonesia

JAL-Japan Airlines Boeing 737-846 WL JA317J (msn 35346) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943473.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced that the carrier will expand its Southeast Asia regional network by launching a new route between Tokyo (Haneda) and Manila starting on February 1, 2019.

Furthermore, JAL and Garuda Indonesia have signed a strategic partnership agreement, providing more travel options between the two countries. The two airlines will start offering codeshare flights on select routes to expand the Japan = Indonesia network.

The JAL Group will continue to embrace new challenges to deliver greater customer convenience and comfort, enhance its networks, and improve the quality of its products and services.

The following plans and schedules are subject to government approval.

Tokyo (Haneda) – Manila Route
With an influx of Japanese companies in the Philippines, the country is achieving remarkable economic growth where the demand for tourism from both Japan and the Philippines is expected to rise over time. By launching the Tokyo (Haneda) = Manila route, JAL looks to strengthen its presence in this diverse market.

By setting the departure time at midnight and arrival time during the early morning hours at Haneda airport, customers can seamlessly connect with flights throughout JAL`s domestic network 1.

Together with the existing flights from Narita, JAL will soon operate three daily flights to Manila providing customers with more convenient travel options.
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1 Applicable to 34 domestic airports in Japan operating from/to Haneda.

  • Reservations and ticket sales will begin Sep. 12, 2018. (14:00 Japan Time)
  • In celebration of the Tokyo (Haneda) – Manila route, JAL plans to launch a campaign for JAL Mileage Bank members. Details of the campaign will be announced at a later date.
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Flight Schedule: Tokyo (Haneda) – Manila Service
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Diagram: JAL`s Flights from/to Manila
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[JAL Group Domestic Network: Haneda International Airport]
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Comprehensive Partnership Agreement with Garuda Indonesia
Following the announcement that Japan Airlines (JAL) and Garuda Indonesia have signed a strategic partnership agreement, the two airlines will first offer codeshare flights between Japan and Indonesia, and on domestic flights operated by Garuda Indonesia and Japan Airlines, respectively. Garuda Indonesia will also offer codeshare flights on select transpacific routes operated by Japan Airlines.

Through this partnership, the two carriers will offer four daily flights between Japan and Indonesia, providing more travel options for business and leisure travelers in the market.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by JAL): JAL-Japan Airlines Boeing 737-846 WL JA317J (msn 35346) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943473.

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