Jetstar Japan has formed a new codeshare partnership with American Airlines, potentially offering it a strong source of feeder traffic from the US.
Commencing on 26 October 2014, the new arrangement will see American place its ‘AA’ code on services operated by Jetstar Japan between Tokyo Narita Airport and Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Okinawa, Osaka and Sapporo.
This will allow passengers on American’s trans-Pacific flights to and from the US to connect seamlessly into Jetstar Japan’s network.
“Jetstar Japan’s network provides our customers with access to more destinations in Japan,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “We also look forward to welcoming Jetstar Japan’s customers on our direct flights from Tokyo Narita International Airport to our hubs in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles.”
Jetstar Japan is a partnership between the Mitsubishi and two of American’s oneworld alliance partners, Qantas and Japan Airlines. It currently operates a fleet of 18 Airbus A320 aircraft across 10 destinations in Japan.