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Jet Airways and JetLite annouce codeshare on domestic routes

The consolidation in the Indian aviation industry has commenced.

Jet Airways announced, today, it has entered into a codeshare arrangement with JetLite, its wholly-owned, all economy subsidiary as part of its ongoing efforts to offer passengers synergetic benefits when they choose to fly with the Jet group.

As part of the agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code (9W) on key domestic routes operated by JetLite (S2), enabling both carriers to offer passengers better connections and a wider network.

Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege members travelling on these codeshare flights* can avail of a range of JP benefits, including the accrual of JPMiles based on class of travel. Moreover, the JPMiles thus earned will be Status JPMiles, and these JPMiles as well as each codeshare flight will also count toward JetPrivilege tier upgrade/ retention. JPMembers will also earn Tier Bonus JPMiles and Online booking bonus for the codeshare flights booked on the Jet Airways website.

Jet Airways Citibank Co-brand Credit Cardholders can use their companion discount vouchers on codeshare routes on applicable booking classes. Exclusively for Platinum members, there will be a waiver of cancellation charges on all these codeshare flights.*

Commenting on the codeshare, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways said, “The codeshare agreement with JetLite will enable both carriers to optimally leverage their respective networks, offering passengers enhanced online connectivity across more than fifty domestic and international markets.”

Mr. Daniel Barranger, Vice President-Sales, JetLite added, “Besides offering passengers seamless connectivity and additional same-day return possibilities on several domestic sectors, this agreement is an important step forward in achieving further revenue synergies between the two carriers, both leaders in their respective market niches.”

Additional codeshare services between the two airlines will be implemented in phases.

*Conditions apply. Please refer to www.jetairways.com for more details

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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