Japan Airlines today announced a new nonstop daily flight between Tokyo-Narita and Seattle, which starts March 31, 2019.
As part of this announcement, JAL and Alaska Airlines agreed on the expansion of their codeshare partnership for flights via Seattle-Tacoma International airport.
“We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Seattle-Narita route, which will commence service in March 2019. At the same time, I am honored to be able to announce the expansion of our codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines, a valuable partner for us in the U.S. market,” said Tadashi Fujita, Executive Vice President of Japan Airlines.
“We are delighted to welcome Japan Airlines, a valued Alaska Global Partner, to our hometown of Seattle,” said Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines Chief Executive Officer. “Our guests in the Puget Sound region and beyond will enjoy nonstop access to Tokyo and convenient connections throughout Asia. With the new daily JAL flights, our partners will offer nonstop service to 10 international destinations from Seattle on over 80 flights per week by next summer, more than any other airline or alliance group.”
Currently, Japan Airlines codeshares with Alaska Airlines to 16 unique destinations on 25 U.S. West Coast routes. In conjunction with the new Tokyo-Narita to Seattle service, JAL will gain codeshare access to over 40 new cities on flights operated by Alaska. Through this expanded agreement, customers will be able to seamlessly connect in Seattle when traveling to and from Asia.