The expansion of the codeshare partnership also enhances the position of Jet Airways’ hub in Mumbai and Delhi with convenient midpoint option for traffic flowing between the Gulf, Middle East, Europe, America and Asia. The new code share flights are available for sale with immediate effect.
Guests traveling from India can also seamlessly connect onto Jet Airways codeshare flights on the Etihad network via Abu Dhabi to European destinations including, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Manchester, Munich, Paris, Dublin and Milan.
The codeshare also covers North American destinations such as Chicago, New York (JFK) and Washington as well as Johannesburg and Nairobi on the African continent and Brisbane in Australia via Singapore.
As per the expanded reciprocal agreement, Jet Airways places its marketing code (9W) on flights operated by Etihad Airways, between Abu Dhabi and key destinations across India such as Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kochi and Trivandrum.
Similarly, Etihad Airways places its marketing code (EY) on Jet Airways’ flights operated between Abu Dhabi and key destinations in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai offering guests a wider choice of frequency to and from India. The codeshare also enables Etihad guests to access Far East Asian destinations on Jet Airways operated flights between Mumbai, Delhi Chennai and Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
This comprehensive partnership offers guests the benefit of a large network and significantly greater choice of schedules and connectivity across both airlines.
While continuing to earn and redeem miles across the global networks of both Jet Airways and Etihad Airways; frequent flyer members of Jet Privilege and Etihad Guest will now also be able to enjoy extended reciprocal benefits when travelling on flights operated by both carriers.
Based on tier level, the reciprocal benefits will include earning status miles and points across both programmes including tier level bonuses; priority checkin, boarding and baggage tagging, lounge access and excess baggage allowances.
Commenting on the expanded code share with Etihad Airways, Gaurang Shetty, senior vice president – commercial, Jet Airways, said, “We are pleased to have expanded our code share partnership with Etihad Airways as it will further strengthen the global network of both airlines and provide increased benefits to all our guests. Jet Airways has constantly endeavoured to offer enhanced travel opportunities to its guests and our expanded code share agreement with Etihad Airways, with whom we have a strategic alliance, is another distinctive travel solution for our guests travelling to Europe, North America and the Far East. India and Abu Dhabi share strong ties, ranging from leisure and business tourism to commercial trade. Etihad’s worldclass inflight product and service ethics closely match our own, and we are certain the connectivity and seamless travel experience offered by Jet Airways and Etihad Airways will appeal to both business and leisure travelers alike.”