Jet Airways Codeshares it with United!

Jet Airways Codeshares it with United!



New York – June 17, 2010: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has entered into a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, giving guests access to unparalleled network connectivity between the United States and India. The new codeshare agreement between Jet Airways and United Airlines is valid on all travel starting June 30, 2010.

Under the new codeshare agreement, Jet Airways passengers will now have access to transatlantic flights between London and United’s five US hub cities (Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC), in addition to United’s daily transpacific services between Hong Kong and Chicago and San Francisco.  The codeshare will further afford guests seamless onward connectivity via United’s hubs to almost 40 cities across the US.

Similarly, United customers can now connect to Jet Airways’ daily services between London and Mumbai, as well as between Hong Kong and Delhi and Mumbai. In addition, United will place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ domestic flights to five major cities in India, thus offering customers seamless connectivity to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad and Kolkata via Mumbai.

Nikos Kardassis, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said, “With this partnership, Jet Airways will offer its guests unmatched connectivity and seamless travel from India through to Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington in the United States, and onwards to almost 40 cities in North America. We are delighted to partner with a carrier of the global reach of United Airlines to help Jet Airways enhance its connectivity and reach in the American market.”

“Establishing our codeshare flights with Jet Airways provides more destinations and more convenience for our customers,” said Mark Schwab, United’s senior vice president of Alliances, International & Regulatory Affairs. “We are pleased to bring our customers closer to destinations throughout India.”

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Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 89 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 53 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.66 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world.  Flights to 61 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah and Riyadh.  Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, its all-economy, no-frills service, and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 112 aircraft and operate over 410 flights daily.