Jet Airways in codeshare pact with Saudi carrier flynas

The codeshare pact will allow Jet Airways to place its marketing code '9W' on flynas flights between the gateway cities of Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh. Reuters file photo

Jet Airways on Monday announced signing of an agreement with Saudi Arabia's budget airline flynas to operate codeshare flights in each other's territories.

The codeshare pact is effective on Tuesday, Jet Airways said in a statement.

The codeshare pact will allow Jet Airways to place its marketing code '9W' on flynas flights between the gateway cities of Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh, thus providing its travellers from India to fly into Saudi Arabia via one point and depart from another.

Jet Airways will also be placing its code via Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh to the Saudi Arabian cities of Medina, Gizan, Gassim,and Abha, thus extending its reach into Saudi Arabia, the statement added.

In turn, flynas will offer its travellers access into India by placing its marketing code 'XY' on Jet Airways' international flights connecting Jeddah to Mumbai, Riyadh to Mumbai and Delhi as well as Dammam to Mumbai and Delhi, it said.

Flynas will also place its marketing code on certain destinations on the Jet Airways domestic network, via Mumbai to Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Lucknow as well as via Delhi to Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chennai and Kochi, it added.

“Saudi Arabia is the second largest international travel market to/from India with almost 6 million passengers travelling between both countries annually for religious tourism, business as well as leisure,” Marnix Fruitema, Executive Vice President — Commercial, Jet Airways said in a statement.

Bander Al-Mohanna, chief executive officer, flynas, said this partnership is an important step in-line with the airline's expansion and development strategy.

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