Iberia and Japan Airlines have announced the start of codeshare arrangements on the routes operated by Iberia between Madrid and Tokyo (Narita), as well as the sales of joint fares on applicable routes, from 18 October 2016.
As of 21 September, Iberia (IB) and Japan Airlines (JL), as well as British Airways (BA) and Finnair (AY), will start sales of joint fares on the new services. The fares may be purchased from any of the partner airlines and may also be combined with existing joint business partners’ fares.
The codeshare and fare launch between the airlines follow the Japanese regulators’ approval to extend anti-trust immunity to include Iberia in the Joint Business agreement established by British Airways, Finnair and Japan Airlines so that the four airlines can cooperate commercially on flights between Europe and Japan.
Together Iberia, British Airways, Finnair and Japan Airlines offer around 76 non-stop flights per week during summer between European cities such as Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Helsinki and Paris to both Tokyo Narita and Haneda airports, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Japan Airlines offer connecting flights to 59 cities across Japan.
The new route is as follows:
|Flight||Route||Dep. Time||Arr. Time||Days|
|IB6801/JL7088||Madrid –Tokyo(Narita)||13:20||09:35 +1||Tu., Fr., Su.|
|IB6800/JL7089||Tokyo(Narita) – Madrid||11:20||18:30||We., Sa., Mo.|