Iberia has joined Japan Airlines, British Airways and Finnair in their joint business between Europe and Japan.

Iberia’s addition means the four airlines will now share revenue and cooperate on scheduling and pricing between Japan and Europe, providing customers with more flexible routing options and an attractive range of fares.

Last August Japanese regulators gave approval to the airlines’ plans to include Iberia in the joint business and the Spanish airline started this week (October 18) with thrice-weekly non-stop flights Madrid-Tokyo-Madrid.

Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO of British Airways, said: “We are delighted our sister airline Iberia is joining our oneworld partners in the joint business. The addition of more European flights to Japan, along with the benefits of co-ordinated schedules and frequent flyer rewards is fantastic news for consumers. Iberia’s direct flights between Narita and Madrid will be a very popular addition.”