Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines are now set to launch a joint business structure in 2020 following a decision from the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) to grant an individual exemption and Japan`s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to grant an antitrust immunity.
The agreement for joint business will allow the two carriers to cooperate commercially on flights between Malaysia and Japan and aims to deliver customers with more benefits by providing additional flight choices, a larger network, better connections, and an enhanced frequent flyer program.
Captain Izham Ismail, Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer, said:
“We are excited about the opportunities the Joint Business provides for both airlines. We are confident that with this partnership, we will be able to deliver important benefits to our customers and to grow the business between our countries. We thank MAVCOM for their extensive review and trust in both Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines.”
Yuji Akasaka, President of Japan Airlines, said:
“We would like to thank the regulators for approving our ATI application with Malaysia Airlines. We anticipate launching this joint business relationship in 2020 to provide additional travel benefits for our mutual customers.”