11 February, 2020

Japan Airlines and MIAT Mongolian Airlines agree on codeshare partnership

Japan Airlines and MIAT Mongolian Airlines Agree on Codeshare Partnership

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Japan Airlines (JAL) and MIAT Mongolian Airlines (MIAT) have announced a codeshare agreement to expand both carrier’s international network between Mongolia and Japan. Reservations and ticket sales begin on March 24th, for travel from March 31, 2020.
The agreement will allow Japan Airlines to offer flights between Ulaanbaatar and two major cities in Japan, Tokyo-Narita and Osaka-Kansai.
At the same time, MIAT will start offering flights beyond Narita to Osaka Itami and Nagoya Chubu, in addition to five international destinations, namely Singapore, Melbourne, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Busan. Operations of codeshare flights are subject to regulatory approvals.
Battur Davaakhuu, President and CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, said: “We are delighted to develop and grow our relationship with Japan Airlines with this codeshare arrangement. Through this cooperation, we will be able to provide travel options for our customers as well as inviting more travelers to experience untapped nature of Mongolia. We look forward to share Mongolian hospitality further and provide an authentic Mongolian experience for our customers. MIAT is offering more seamless one-stop connectivity between Mongolia to several major cities in Japan, Singapore and Australia through the expansion of its codeshare arrangement with Japan Airlines. We will look forward to the day when we can move ahead once more with further expansion - for the benefit of people throughout in this region”

Yuji Akasaka, President of Japan Airlines, said: “It is an honor to announce this agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines as this partnership will provide customers with convenient travel options between Japan and the capital of Mongolia. We look forward to a successful partnership that will contribute to increased traffic between the two countries.”

MIAT Mongolian Airlines (MIAT), the national flag-carrier of Mongolia, was founded in 1956 and is operating 11 scheduled international destinations (includes Seoul, Busan, Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Moscow, Berlin and Frankfurt) out of the capital city Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The core business activities comprise of passenger and cargo air transportation, engineering and maintenance services, air charter and ground handling services. Its fleet of six aircraft includes four Boeing 737-800 and two Boeing 767-300ER planes. MIAT is proud to become the first carrier in Mongolia to be awarded with 3 STAR rating by SKYTRAX and is committed to the highest standards of safety and has consistently passed all regulations and requirements from the Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority as well as from ICAO.

Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline reaches 411 airports in more than 60 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 238 aircraft. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become one of the most preferred and valued airlines in the world.

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