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American Airlines and Jetstar Japan announce codeshare agreement

New codeshare agreement on Jetstar Japan flights will enhance American’s network across Japan.

American Airlines customers will have greater access to domestic Japanese destinations starting on October 22, 2014, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between American and Jetstar Japan.

Under the new arrangement, American Airlines will place its ‘AA’ code on services operated by Jetstar Japan between Tokyo Narita International Airport and Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Okinawa (Naha), Osaka (Kansai) and Sapporo (Shin Chitose), with first flights under the codeshare starting October 26, 2014.

“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. We are delighted to work with Jetstar Japan, which is partly owned by two of our Joint Business Partners in Asia, Qantas Airways and Japan Airlines.”

Masakazu Tanaka, head of commercial for Jetstar Japan, said the airline is excited to welcome American Airlines customers to its growing network. “This codeshare will offer American Airlines customers more choices and seamless connectivity to some of Japan’s most popular destinations,” he said.

Jetstar Japan is a partnership between the Qantas Group, Japan Airlines, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation. It operates 18 Airbus A320 aircraft across 10 destinations in Japan.