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Jet Airways-Jetstar deal creates new India-Asia Pacific link
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline and Jetstar, the largest low cost carrier in the Asia Pacific, today announced an interline agreement that will offer guests new travel options between India and Jetstar destinations across much of the Asia Pacific.
India is a top inbound market for both Singapore and Australia.
Through this partnership, Jet Airways customers will now be able to book a single combined ticket on Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, or Jetstar Pacific flights as part of a single integrated transaction and travel itinerary sold on a Jet Airways E-ticket.
Customers may purchase combined Jetstar and Jet Airways travel via travel agents, online, or through Jet Airways’ reservations call centre. For passengers travelling under the new agreement, Jetstar will accommodate the Jet Airways baggage allowance. For passengers connecting international to international flights, bags will be through-tagged. Complimentary onboard offerings such as meals and comfort packs will be provided on connecting Jetstar long haul services.
According to Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said: “With the growing passenger loads between India and the Asia Pacific region, this strategic partnership with Jetstar is a win-win situation for both the airlines. Especially since it provides our passengers with good options to reach more East Asian cities and Australia seamlessly beyond our present online points, and vice versa.”
Mr David Koczkar, Jetstar Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “India is one of the region’s strongest travel markets and a top inbound market for both Singapore and Australia. This innovative agreement will allow both airlines to cater for the growing appetite for air travel from the emerging Indian middle class.
By flying through Jetstar’s hub in Singapore, Jet Airways passengers travelling from locations including New Delhi and Bombay can easily connect to Jetstar’s growing number of destinations in Japan, China, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 101 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 59 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.63 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets 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, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London(Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
Its Jet Airways’ Konnect low frills service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating approximately 290 flights daily.
Its low cost JetLite subsidiary was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 31 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating 123 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 119 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.
The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.
It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand; Jetstar Asia in Singapore; Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.
Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.