JAL, Malaysia Air to Expand Tie-up

Economy

Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines <9201> and Malaysia Airlines will beef up their partnership, it was learned Thursday.

The carriers launched code-sharing flights between Narita and Kuala Lumpur international airports in July 2012.

According to a local media report and a document filed by Malaysian Airlines with the Malaysian Aviation Commission, the two airlines in April requested the aviation authorities in their home countries to grant antimonopoly exemptions for their planned measures to enhance their business collaboration.

If the authorities accept their requests, the carriers are expected to announce within May stepped-up cooperation measures to help JAL increase its international routes and ailing Malaysian Airlines reconstruct its management.

Specifically, the carriers plan to cooperate on all their passenger services between Japan and Malaysia, including nonstop services on the Tokyo-Kuala Lumpur, Osaka-Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo-Kota Kinabalu routes.

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