Jet inks codeshare deals with Air France, KLM

Jet inks codeshare deals with Air France, KLM

Jet Airways said in a statement that it has entered into codeshare agreements with European carriers Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, open for sales as of Monday, for travel effective June 19, 2013.

The agreement enables Air France to place its marketing code (AF) on Jet Airways’ domestic flights to three  Indian cities beyond Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. Customers travelling from Europe to India on Air France flights will now be able to connect seamlessly with one ticket to Chennai via Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai, and to Kolkata, Hyderabad via Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Likewise, KLM will place its marketing code (KL) on Jet Airways’ domestic flights to four major cities in India beyond Delhi, allowing guests travelling from Europe to India to connect seamlessly to Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai via Delhi.

Furthermore, members of Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege and Air France- KLM’s Flying Blue frequent flyer programs have a full fledged network-wide accrual and redemption partnership in place for many years. With the codeshare in place, members will now have the opportunity to earn status miles/points when travelling on the respective codeshare flights.

The Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, Sudheer Raghavan said, “The codeshare arrangements will allow our guests the convenience of enhanced connectivity from across Air France and KLM’s networks via their European gateways in Paris and Amsterdam to key destinations throughout India.”

Air France’s Vice-President, International Affairs and Alliances, Dominique Patry,said:  “This new partnership between Air France-KLM and Jet Airways illustrates our Group’s strategic positioning that continuously strengthens our offer between Europe and the rest of the world by developing our network ourselves or, like today, with first class partners as Jet Airways.”

Pieter Elbers, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer KLM, said: “KLM is pleased with this important step in expanding the cooperation between Jet Airways and KLM. Being able to serve our customers an expanded network in India with four important domestic codeshare destinations is considered of key strategic value to our company.”

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