India’s Civil Aviation Ministry has permitted Jet Airways to enter into code-share with five major operators. The initiative will contribute to more choices for global travellers who seek tickets on flights leaving from India.
Jet Airways may expand its global footprints as one of the leading airlines of India has got permission to enter into code-share with five major airlines. The aviation ministry of India has allowed the carrier to go for code-sharing with American Airlines, Malaysian, Garuda of Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines and Kenya Airways. It will become the biggest Indian carrier in terms of network, offering vast choices for tickets aboard flights to travellers.
A code-share allows for two or more carriers to share the same flight. Passengers can book tickets with one carrier and hop on flights run by another airline. It allows partners to boost global connectivity. Passengers reserving tickets with the operator can not only take advantage of in-flight services and welcoming cabin crew, but also the wide network across the world.
Travel experts in India believe that this is one of the biggest permissions given to an Indian carrier for code-share at a go, and will prove to big stimulus for Jet.
In a bid to expand its global network, Jet Airways is also planning to sign a deal with UAE based Etihad. The deal will mean the carrier runs flights between 23 Indian cities and Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. It will also be able to offer tickets on flights to several regions in the US such as non-stop flights to San Francisco, Gulf, East Africa and Europe. These additional services will surely offer good number of alternatives to fliers who seek tickets to fly from India to major destinations all over the globe.