Vietjet to begin code sharing with Japan Airlines this month hinh anh 1Vietjet to begin code sharing with Japan Airlines this month. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air will begin code-sharing with Japan Airlines on some domestic and international flights from October 23.

The code-share service will be applied to domestic flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, and Hanoi and Da Nang, for travel from October 28. It will also be applied to the route between Hanoi and Japan’s Osaka for travel from November 8.

Last year, the two airlines entered an agreement on comprehensive partnership with the aim of improving customer convenience and the quality of operations and services, while enhancing the corporate value of both companies.

Under the deal, they will expand code-sharing cooperation on services between Vietnam and Japan, as well as the domestic flights of both carriers in the time to come.

Vietjet Air, the largest budget airline in Vietnam, started flight services in 2011 and now operates an expanding network all over Vietnam and Asia. It has already opened 63 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China), Malaysia, China, and Myanmar.

The airline currently boasts a fleet of 45 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, with 350 flights every day.

It not only offers services at reasonable fares, but also provides a high-class service called “SkyBoss”, which has been very well-received among passengers in this market.

Earlier this month, Vietjet Air announced it will launch three new routes linking Vietnam and Japan in the coming three months, including Osaka-Hanoi, Osaka-Ho Chi Minh City, and Tokyo-Hanoi.

Founded in 1951, Japan Airlines is the first national carrier of Japan. As a member of the airline alliance Oneworld, Japan Airlines operates flights to more than 349 airports across 54 countries and territories with its codeshare partners. It now owns a fleet of over 230 aircraft.

JAL is already operating daily non-stop services between Tokyo (Narita) to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi respectively, as well as between Tokyo (Haneda) and Ho Chi Minh City. –VNA