KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MH) and Japan Airlines (JL) will launch a joint business partnership on July 25, where both will cooperate commercially on flights between both countries.
In a joint statement issued on Friday, with MH resuming flights to Japan starting July, MH and JL combined will offer four weekly services between Kuala Lumpur - Tokyo Narita in July and August.
This is partnership will allow customers to benefit from more flight choices.
“This initiative will enable MH and JL to enhance their capabilities, and leverage on each other’s strengths. The carriers shared best practices and responsibilities are in line with a sustainable business model in the long haul.
“With JL’s renowned precision in service and offerings, combined with MH’s signature Malaysian Hospitality, customers are promised of the best travel experience, ” the statement said.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Captain Izham Ismail said he was excited that the joint business was finally taking off after a few months of delay due to travel restrictions between both countries.
“We look forward to the bilateral discussions between the governments of Malaysia and Japan to establish a travel bubble between the two countries, which will ease restrictions for cross-border travel, ” he said.
Izham said MH being the country’s national airline and JL, will play a crucial role in reviving the economy.
“We are confident that this synergy will facilitate commerce, trade, and boost tourism for both countries.”
Japan Airlines president Yuji Akasaka while our expanded relationship is being launched during unprecedented times, it enables both carriers to ensure the highest standards of safety and hygiene are in place from the onset for their mutual customers’ peace of mind.
“And with hospitality in mind, we are confident that customers will delight in the in-flight experience and enjoy convenient flight schedules and seamless services, ” he said.
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