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JAL and Malaysia Airlines receive go-ahead for 'joint venture'

Companies plan to coordinate fees and schedules from April 2020

State-owned Malaysia Airlines wants a partner to help turn around its struggling business following two plane crashes in 2014.

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines were granted regulatory approval by authorities in their home countries that allows them to share income and collaborate on flight operations, the two companies announced on Thursday.

They plan to begin joint operations from April 2020 for flights between Japan and Malaysia.

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