Malaysia Airlines (MH) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have paired up to launch a joint business partnership on July 25, the airlines said in a joint press release.
The partnership will see the two carriers cooperate commercially on flights between Malaysia and Japan.
“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,” said Izham Ismail, group chief executive officer of Malaysia Airlines.
Through this Joint Business, JL and MH say they will take on new challenges to further enhance convenience between Japan and Malaysia. With MH resuming flights to Japan starting July, MH and JL combined will offer four weekly services between Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita in July and August.
The carriers will be operating the following flights:
|Flight Operation Schedule – July & August 2020|
|JL724||Kuala Lumpur- Narita||22:50-7:05+1||Tue.・Fri.||Tue.・Fri.|
|MH70||Kuala Lumpur- Narita||9:15-17:25||Wed.・Sun.||Wed.・Sun.|
President of Japan Airlines, Yuji Akasaka said: “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.”