JAL - Japan Airlines (JL, Tokyo Haneda) has signed a partnership agreement with Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) for the provision of private jet flights out of Paris.

In an announcement issued on Tuesday, April 18, the carrier said its JAL Falcon Business Jet Service would come into effect from May 1 with passengers arriving on JAL flights at Paris CDG being transferred to DFS's main base at Paris Le Bourget. Return flights to countries such as the Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt are likely to cost around JPY25 million yen (USD229,900).

“This new premium service will allow JAL customers to fly point to point at short notice to hundreds of destinations not covered by its commercial flight network, ” DFS General Manager Jean Kayanakis said. “It’s tailor-made for business or leisure travelers who are looking for maximum flexibility, short travel time, comfort and seamless interconnections, especially when making multiple hops or flying to out of the way destinations.”

For its part, DFS is a unit of French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation (DAB, Paris Le Bourget). It will operate the JAL Falcon Business Jet Service using a fleet of nine Falcon aircraft, including two Falcon 7X ultralong-range jets.

The initiative is part of several growth strategies JAL has unveiled since expansion restrictions imposed after its 2010 Japanese government bailout were lifted on April 1.