Jet Airways and Jetlite Forge Codeshare Agreement On Key Domestic Routes
Released on: October 21, 2008, 10:21 pm
Press Release Author: Jitto Jose
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: October 21,2008: Jet Airways has entered into a codeshare arrangement with JetLite, its wholly-owned,all economy subsidiary as part of its ongoing efforts to offer passengers synergetic benefits when they choose to fly with the Jet group.
Press Release Body: As part of the agreement,Jet Airways will place its marketing code (9W) on key domestic routes operated by JetLite, enabling both carriers to offer passengers better connections and a wider network.
The codeshare is open for sale and travel with immediate effect.
Jet Airways' JetPrivilege members travelling on these codeshare flights* can avail of a range of JP benefits,including the accrual of JPMiles based on class of travel.Moreover,the JPMiles thus earned will be Status JPMiles, and these JPMiles as well as each codeshare flight will also count toward JetPrivilege tier upgrade/ retention.JPMembers will also earn Tier Bonus JPMiles and Online booking bonus for the codeshare flights booked on the Jet Airways website.
Jet Airways Citibank Co-brand Credit Cardholders can use their companion discount vouchers on codeshare routes on applicable booking classes.
Exclusively for Platinum members,there will be a waiver of cancellation charges on all these codeshare flights.*
Commenting on the codeshare,Mr.Wolfgang Prock-Schauer,Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways said,"The codeshare agreement with JetLite will enable both carriers to optimally leverage their respective networks, offering passengers enhanced online connectivity across more than fifty domestic and international markets."
Mr. Daniel Barranger,Vice President-Sales, JetLite added,"Besides offering passengers seamless connectivity and additional same-day return possibilities on several domestic sectors,this agreement is an important step forward in achieving further revenue synergies between the two carriers,both leaders in their respective market niches."
Additional codeshare services between the two airlines will be implemented in phases.
About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 84 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 11 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 52 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.34 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 395 flights daily.
Flights to 64 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007.Positioned as a value based Airline, JetLite promises to offer value for money fares.JetLite currently operates a fleet of 24 aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series.JetLite operates 141 flights every day to 30 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo).
Jet Airways, with the acquisition of JetLite, today has a combined fleet strength of 108 aircraft and offers customers a schedule of over 536 flights daily.
Jet Airways Public Relations New Delhi & Mumbai,India October 2008
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