Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines expect to launch a joint business partnership on 25 July, through which the two national carriers will co-operate commercially on flights between Malaysia and Japan.

JAL says the airlines will “take on new challenges to further enhance convenience between Japan and Malaysia and allow customers to benefit from more flight choices”.

Malaysia Airlines is resuming flights to Japan this month, and the two airlines combined will then offer four weekly services between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo Narita in July and August, adds JAL.

“This initiative will enable MH and JL to enhance their capabilities, and leverage on each other’s strengths,” says the Japanese operator. “The carriers shared best practices and responsibilities are in line with a sustainable business model in the long haul.

“With JL’s renowned precision in service and offerings, combined with MH’s signature Malaysian hospitality, customers are promised of the best travel experience.”

The two airlines will also implement measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“MH and JL are committed to uphold the highest standards in aircraft safety and hygiene procedures to protect their passengers and employees,” JAL says.

“With the significant shift in consumer expectations on air travel post Covid-19, they have adjusted to the new norm with modifications to offerings on ground and on board as well as processes and procedures from check-in, boarding and arrival to uphold the highest safety and health standards.”