Etihad expands India codeshares with Jet Airways

By Chris C., June 2 2014
Etihad expands India codeshares with Jet Airways

Etihad Airways is expanding its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways to include Indian domestic flights for the first time.

Building on the airlines’ existing arrangements, 43 additional routes are being added to the joint Etihad/Jet Airways network, bringing the total number of flights in the codeshare agreement to 71.

Thirty one Jet Airways flights from hubs in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore give Etihad customers access to regional centres in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Patna, Trivandrum and Vadodara.

Internationally, Jet Airways’ flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok now also bear an ‘EY’ code, as do services linking Chennai to Abu Dhabi and Singapore.

In return, Jet Airways is codesharing on Etihad flights between its hub in Abu Dhabi and Chicago, New York, Dublin and Milan.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “As one of the world’s fastest-growing travel markets, India has become increasingly important to Etihad Airways.

“Our current network of Indian destinations, consisting of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mumbai, New Delhi and Trivandrum, is further supported by the relationship we have developed with our equity alliance partner Jet Airways.”

The new codeshare flights are now on sale, while members of Etihad Guest and JetPrivilege frequent flyer programs can continue to earn and redeem miles and benefit from tier status recognition across the joint Etihad and JetBlue networks.

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

*subtext* Etihad: OneWorld, back off! This bitch is mine!

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