Aeromexico and Japan Airlines have agreed to launch a codeshare partnership in 2018.The airlines plan to provide wider connectivity between Mexico and Japan.

As part of the agreement, Japan Airlines will open twenty new destinations with its partnership with Aeromexico between Narita and Mexico City, as well as routes connecting Los Angeles with other Mexican cities through their domestic network.

 “ JAL and Aeromexico codeshare agreement will strengthen both airline‘s vision, in order to provide new air bridges striving to deliver a better connectivity and variety of options to passengers, while also helping to increase tourism and commercial ties between both nations,”  the airlines state in a press release.

Air travel from Mexico and Japan has increased over the recent years as a result of the rapid growth of Japanese manufactures in Mexico as well as tourist traffic between both countries.  

Aeromexico started its Mexico City -– Narita service in 2006 with two weekly services via Tijuana, being the only Latin American carrier with direct flights to Asia. From March 2017, the Mexican carrier offers daily service on this route.

Japan Airlines currently serves 8 Mexican cities through a codeshare via Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth.