American Airlines and Japan Airlines to Launch Joint Venture on April 1st
The two airlines plan to make a number of moves to improve their trans-Pacific reach. These include scheduling tighter flight connections between carriers during the summer 2011 schedule, JAL moving their Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) operations to the Terminal 3 home of American on March 27th, and increasing the number of codeshare flights to 123.
In addition, AA and JAL will align fares on routes operated by both carriers and customers will be able to book and manage flights on either airline through either airline’s website.
To celebrate the deal, AA and JAL will offer a fare sale on all Tokyo-US routes for travel between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2011. Customers will be able to fly either airline or a combination of the two.