Jet Airways and Jetstar Asia has announced a codeshare agreement for flights from
Singapore. Under this agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code ‘9W’
on Jetstar Asia flights operating from Singapore to 11 destinations across in
the Asia Pacific region: Bangkok and
Phuket in Thailand, Perth and Darwin in Australia, Jakarta, Denpasar
Bali and Surabaya in Indonesia, Ho-Chi-Minh City in Vietnam,
Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
With this codeshare, Jet Airways will extend its codeshare
foot-print to three brand new destinations: Darwin, Phuket and Penang.
Phuket and Penang are well-known global tourist hotspots,
famous for their beaches and food, while Darwin is now an increasing feature in
the itineraries of Indian travellers seeking newer leisure destinations. Situated
at the northernmost tip of Australia, Darwin is quite literally, the stepping
stone into the continent. Named after the famous British evolutionist - Charles Darwin, in addition to its rich
iconic past traversing over 150 years, it also offers an ecologically diverse
backyard for the nature enthusiast.
The codeshare will allow Jet Airways to offer seamless travel
options to its guests from its ever-expanding and convenient bouquet of
business and leisure destinations.
Most importantly, the latest codeshare will not only
strengthen traffic flows via Singapore,
but will also offer guests the advantage of twin/ tri-city itineraries options
through Singapore, either via Bangkok or Hong Kong, owing to codeshares on both
sectors. This will make a guest’s travel experience even more seamless and
convenient, since one can now fly from India to Singapore with Jet Airways, and
onward to Hong Kong or Bangkok on a codeshared Jetstar Asia flight, returning
to India on Jet Airways directly from Hong Kong or Bangkok, all on a single
Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet
Airways, said, “Jetstar Asia flies to some of the most popular leisure and
business destinations across the Asia Pacific. With this codeshare agreement,
our guests will now be able to conveniently tap into this extensive network to
explore new and exotic destinations across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand,
Vietnam, Hong Kong and Australia via Singapore.
Jet Airways’ guests from India travelling from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai or Bengaluru to Singapore can seamlessly connect onto Jetstar Asia’s network to
travel beyond Singapore. This once again reinforces our core network strategy
of connectivity, choice, convenience and comfort.”
The codeshare will also bring immense value to JetPrivilege members who will be able
to accrue JPMiles on the codeshare flights operated by Jetstar Asia. Moreover,
the accrued miles will count towards their tier status as well.
For Jetstar Asia, this codeshare allows it to participate in
the high growth traffic trends between India and the codeshare markets which
have demonstrated a CAGR of over 17 percent over the last 5 years* in the Asia
Francis Loi, Head of Commercial, Jetstar Asia
said: “The Jetstar Asia codeshare partnership builds on the expanding base of
leading full-service carriers choosing to partner with us. As the first
low-fare codeshare partner for Jet Airways, this partnership is testament of
the confidence full-service carriers have in our product and customer service
on board our flights.”
Guests of Jet Airways will now have access to the airline’s
extensive network while enjoying Singapore Changi Airport’s world-class
Jet Airways’ guests transiting through Singapore will also
enjoy the seamless transfer of baggage being checked and onward boarding passes
being received at the initial departure point.
Jet Airways will be the ninth codeshare partner for the
Bookings for the codeshare flights open for sale on March 22,
for travel commencing March 26th, 2017.