28 Feb 2019

Fiji Airways and Japan Airlines announce codeshare

9:11 pm on 28 February 2019

Fiji's National Airline, Fiji Airways, has announced a codeshare arrangement with Japan Airlines.

A Fiji Airways plane

A Fiji Airways plane Photo: Supplied

The arrangement will allow Japan Airlines to offer almost daily flights between Nadi and Tokyo's Narita airport.

Fiji Airways said there would also be flight options via other Asian gateways, including Singapore and Hong Kong, utilising Japan Airlines' designator code.

Both airlines are part of the Oneworld Alliance network, with Japan Airlines being a fully-fledged member while Fiji Airways is a member of the Oneworld Connect programme.

"We're delighted to add our fifth oneworld airline to our global network as a highly valued codeshare partner," Fiji Airways Managing Director Andre Viljoen said.

"We look forward to working with our friends from Japan Airlines to bring more of their customers to Fiji, one of the world's most sought after travel destinations as well as the wider South Pacific."

The President of Japan Airlines, Yuji Akasaka, also enthused about the new arrangement.

"The partnership with Fiji Airways will provide customers with convenient travel options between Japan and the beautiful destination of Fiji," he said.

"As we head toward 2020, this agreement will further expand JAL`s international network, which is extremely valuable for our business model."