Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have agreed to start code-sharing next month as they engage in more commercial cooperation with oneworld alliance members. The code-sharing will begin on July 1 and will apply to 347 weekly flights, including trunk routes between Malaysia and Japan. MAS also said that the cooperation would extend to various domestic and international routes operated by the two airlines.
MAS group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said that the agreement between the two airlines would help them extend their reach to Japan, North Asia, and the US without having to launch their own flights to these destinations. He said this will help increase the number of tourists travelling to Malaysia, one the the most affordable destinations for tourists in Asia-Pacific, and that it might be incentive enough for people from Japan to travel to Malaysia to see what it has to offer.
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