Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jet Airways – Jetstar deal creates new India – Asia Pacific link

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Feb 25, 2012

Jet Airways and Jetstar, the largest low cost carrier in the Asia Pacific, have announced an interline agreement that will offer guests new travel options between India and Jetstar destinations across much of the Asia Pacific.

Through this partnership, Jet Airways customers will now be able to book a single combined ticket on Jetstar,Jetsar Asia or Jetstar Pacific flights as part of a single integrated transaction and travel itinerary sold on a Jet Airways E-ticket, says a CAPA release.

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 Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways: “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.”

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.

1 comment:

  1. Good move by Jet airways. Hopefully others too will follow the suit to make travel easier and also these airlines profitable.