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Jet expands Virgin Atlantic, Delta code-share for USA via London Heathrow

Jet Airways has expanded its code share with Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to offer its passengers connections via London Heathrow to nine US destinations operated by Virgin Atlantic. These include Atlanta, Boston, Newark, Washington Dulles, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco. Seattle will be the ninth city when Virgin Atlantic commences services on May 1.

Frequent fliers of both airlines can accrue and redeem their miles across each other’s entire network.

Jet Delta via London Heathrow

This agreement builds on the existing code-share agreement between Jet and Delta offering connections to eighteen US destinations via London Heathrow. Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, New York JFK, Minneapolis, Portland Oregon, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Austin, Charlotte, Columbus, Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis and Tampa. The additional cities being offered by the new Virgin Atlantic tie-up are indicated in bold.

Jet and Virgin have an existing agreement since 2009 which enables Virgin Atlantic passengers to travel on Jet Airways Mumbai London Heathrow flights. Virgin operates its own New Delhi London service using its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. In 2015 the code-share agreement was expanded to offer Virgin passengers connectivity to five Indian cities on Jet Airways via New Delhi or Mumbai.

Jet Airways also has an existing code-share agreement with both Delta and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to US and Europe connectivity via Amsterdam, as well as with Air France via Paris Charles De Gaulle airports.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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