Jet Airways into codeshare pact with Garuda Indonesia
India’s largest private carrier Jet Airways has recently signed a codeshare agreement with Indonesia’s flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia. After the signing of the agreement both the airlines have put the tickets up for sale for travel effective from October 4, 2013.
Jet Airways said that with the new codeshare agreement into place now it will be placing its marketing code on Garuda Indonesia’s flights between Singapore and Jakarta. Similarly, Garuda Indonesia on a reciprocal basis will also be placing its marketing code on Jet Airways-operated flights being operated between Singapore to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
According to the airline, the travelers between India and Indonesia would be offered with more choices with the offering of convenient and seamless connections over the international gateway of Singapore.
A full-fledged frequent flyer partnership was also launched by both the carriers as part of the new codeshare agreement. The members of Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege and Garuda Indonesia’s Frequent Flyer program would now be able to enjoy the benefits of frequent flyer mileage accrual and redemption. This would not only be available for codeshare routes but the entire network of Garuda Indonesia across Indonesia and beyond as well as Jet Airways’ pan-India domestic and international networks.
Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer of Jet Airways, said that the airline was delighted to announce the codeshare partnership with Garuda Indonesia. He said that Indonesia remains a popular tourist destination for Indian travelers. The country is also a strategic trade and investment partner for India. The codeshare pact is expected to increase the demand for business and leisure travel between the two countries further.