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Thursday, 13th January 2011
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Japan Airlines announces US airline deal

Japan Airlines and American Airlines have announced plans to join forces to increase efficiency for travellers.

It is expected that the new deal could allow the two airlines to share routes between Japan and the US as well as marketing and facilities. Total revenue for the airlines could increase by around 13 billion yen following the deal which has now been approved by the US and Japan governments.

"Our joint business will allow our airlines and oneworld as a whole to offer better service and increase competition between North America and Asia," said American Airlines president, Thomas Horton.

Japan Airlines president Masaru Onishi added that the deal would lead to stronger operations and increased competiveness.

The carrier serves a number of airports in Japan including Fukoka, Osaka, Haneda and Yamagata.

Written by Mark Smith.

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