JAPAN: JAL, Galaxy expand cargo code-share pact

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Galaxy Airlines (GXY), a new Japanese domestic cargo airline, have expanded their code share agreement, which allows Galaxy Airlines to operate late night fl ights serving Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo. With the introduction of its second Airbus A300-600R freighter, Galaxy Airlines started a six fl ights per week late night cargo […]


Japan Airlines (JAL) and Galaxy Airlines (GXY), a new Japanese domestic cargo airline, have expanded their code share agreement, which allows Galaxy Airlines to operate late night fl ights serving Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo.

With the introduction of its second Airbus A300-600R freighter, Galaxy Airlines started a six fl ights per week late night cargo service, serving Osaka (Kansai), Tokyo (Haneda) and Sapporo (Chitose).

The current code share agreement between the JAL and Galaxy has been expanded to allow JAL to place its ‘JL’ fl ight numbers on these new Galaxy operated fl ights. JAL will buy part of the freight space of the A300-600R, which has a maximum payload of 47 tonnes.

Currently JAL holds a 10 percent stake in Galaxy and provides the new airline with support in fl ight operations, maintenance and airport cargo handling.

Galaxy is majority-owned by S.G. Holdings Co. Ltd., formerly known as the Sagawa Kyubin Group, a domestic small package express delivery company.