jopavon
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Mexicana And JAL To Codeshare

Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:36 am

Starting October 30, MX and JL will be codesharing on routes from Los Angeles to destinations in Asia and Mexico according to the press release on their website.

PRESS RELEASE IN JAL HOMEPAGE

Tokyo, Monday August 29: Japan Airlines and Mexicana Airlines (MX) have reached a code-share agreement based on connections in Los Angeles which will expand JAL's network in Mexico to four cities and provide Mexicana with access to Tokyo and Osaka in Japan.

Under the terms of the agreement JAL will be able to code share on daily Mexicana flights between Los Angeles and four destinations in Mexico, Mexico City, Guadalajara - Mexico's second biggest metropolis - and the popular tourist destinations of Los Cabos and Cancun. In return, Mexicana will be able to code share on daily flights operated by JAL between Los Angeles and Tokyo and Osaka. Subject to government approval, the agreement will come into effect on October 30 2005, with ticket sales scheduled to start on September 20th 2005. (The code shares are not for sale to passengers whose journey originates in or whose final destination is Los Angeles).

Currently JAL operates a twice-weekly B747-400 service between Tokyo and Mexico City routed via Vancouver.

With the inauguration of the new code share flights, JAL passengers will now have the option of daily services between Japan and Mexico.

The new agreement with Mexicana includes network expansion which, combined with smooth connections in Los Angeles, will greatly increase benefits to passengers' of both airlines with better travel options and more convenience. Implementation of a frequent flyer program (FFP) partnership is being discussed by JAL and Mexicana, and will be put into practice once its scope and terms are finalized.
 
juventus
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RE: Mexicana And JAL To Codeshare

Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:05 am

I've always said the reason why Asian airlines don't fly to MEX is because of its proximity to LAX and SFO, and codeshares. This is obviously good news, but if there will ever be direct flights from Mexico to Asia, it will have to be done by MX or AM. (just my opinion, but I hope I'm wrong)
 
Mexicana757
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RE: Mexicana And JAL To Codeshare

Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:26 am

Good to see Mexicana gain codeshare partners.

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):

I to agree that if there is to be a direct connection between Mexico and Asia either MX or AM have to jump on the route. And with this codeshare I think MX will sometime in the future open to Japan.
 
rojo
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RE: Mexicana And JAL To Codeshare

Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:13 am

These are the kind of things I don't understand from CINTRA. After MX's exit from Star Alliance, MX decided to keep the codeshare and FF reciprocal benefits with All Nipon Airways. Since JL does fly to Mexico from NRT via YVR, AM signed a codeshare with JL to get more passengers on the MEX-YVR flights (MX is the only competitor to JL on the MEX-YVR route). Now MX signs a codeshare with JL only to feed JL’s LAX-NRT flights (I assume MX will stop feeding NH’s LAX-NRT flights) instead of AM expanding the current JL codeshare to their MEX-LAX flights and help feed JL in LAX leaving MX to do the same with NH...

Too complicated and too much stupidity from Cintra airlines. Hope they are sold sooooon, but with Iberia and Air Europa backing up from their intentions to buy AM or MX, I don’t see who is going to buy those two airlines!!
 
juventus
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RE: Mexicana And JAL To Codeshare

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:30 pm

I wish CINTRA was a little more aggresive, but as long as they post profit, or a modest result, I'm happy. In Latin America or Europe, no other airline has a more direct competition with the US airlines than MX and AM, and that's a heavy burden. I expect LHR and FRA to be served by a Mexican carrier before 2007.
 
adriaticus
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RE: Mexicana And JAL To Codeshare

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:13 pm

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
if there will ever be direct flights from Mexico to Asia, it will have to be done by MX or AM. (just my opinion, but I hope I'm wrong)

Just for the record: MH used to fly MEX-LAX-TPE-KUL with great success in each segment of the route. The MEX-LAX portion was cut when MH lost traffic rights between this city pair, due lobbying of DL, UA, MX and AM, who were loosing business in this traditionally excellent route (Avg. 14 non-stop and 6 direct flights per day, each way).

Also, JL continues to offer a 2x/week MEX-NRT flight via YVR.

And I agree I would very much like to see more metal making the hops between MEX and the Far East. Probably this MX/JL codesharing is an exploratory stage before MX decides to tackle or not this market with the much-discussed future A330 or A340's.

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jopavon
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RE: Mexicana And JAL To Codeshare

Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:22 pm

The only possibility of not being such a crazy idea is that MX is stretching its relations with Oneworld members and JAL (a very close partner to Oneworld airlines).

MX used to used to codeshare with JAL (before Star Alliance), so probably the agreement with NH expired and MX decided to go back to JAL.

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