Mumbai, India, Nov 20, 2013 -- (ACN Newswire) -- Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, and Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, have concluded a code share agreement and simultaneously launched a reciprocal frequent flyer programme. This would offer guests of both airlines with a variety of options and seamless access when traveling throughout the combined networks.
Under the codeshare arrangement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Garuda Indonesia's flights between Singapore and Jakarta. In turn, Garuda will place its marketing code on Jet Airways' operations between Singapore and Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The codeshare will provide more choice for customers between India and Indonesia, with seamless and convenient connections over the international gateway, Singapore.
Furthermore, with the full fledged frequent flyer partnership between Jet Airways' JetPrivilege and Garuda Indonesia's Frequent Flyer program, members will now benefit from frequent flyer mileage accrual and redemption opportunities on not only the codeshare routes, but the entire network of Garuda Indonesia across Indonesia, and on Jet Airways' extensive pan-India domestic and international networks.
According to Mr. Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President - Commercial, Jet Airways, "We are delighted to announce a code share partnership with Garuda Indonesia. Indonesia is a popular tourist destination for Indian travellers and a strategic trade and investment partner for India. With the seamless connections offered by this arrangement, we are confident that this codeshare will see a further increase in demand for business and leisure travel between India and Indonesia."
Erik Meijer, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales of Garuda Indonesia, said, "We are pleased to have the codeshare partnership with Jet Airways as it will further strengthen the global network of both airlines and provide increased benefits to all our passengers. Through this agreement, Garuda Indonesia will be able to extend its service to India, which is an important market for Indonesia, both in terms of business as well as leisure travel while Jet Airways will provide more convenient connections for their passengers to Indonesia."
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 72 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 2 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.19 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 76 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto. For more information, please visit www.jetairways.com.
JetKonnect is a dedicated product designed to meet the needs of the low fare segment. JetKonnect will also offer guests a Premiere service on nearly all domestic routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft with nearly 304 daily flights connecting 48 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests. JetKonnect's convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares, promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.
Jet Airways and JetKonnect together operate nearly 579 daily flights, both domestic and international.
About Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia is the "flag carrier" of Indonesia operating 126 aircraft (per H1-2013) to serve 39 domestic destinations and 20 international destinations across Southeast Asia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, and Bangkok), the Middle East (Jeddah and Abu Dhabi), Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Seoul), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane), and Europe (Amsterdam), out of its four hubs in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, and Medan. In line with improvements in various aspects of its performance and service, Garuda Indonesia has won a number of accolades and recognition from both national and international institutions, including "The World's Best Economy Class" award from Skytrax in June 2013 and the "Best in Region: Asia and Australasia", by the "Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)", in September 2013. For more information, please visit www.garuda-indonesia.com.
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New Delhi, India
Jet Airways (I) Ltd.
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Vice President - Public Relations
New Delhi, India
Jet Airways (I) Ltd.
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VP Corporate Communications
PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
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