India’s Jet Airways has entered into a codeshare
agreement with Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air, enhancing
network connectivity on services between India and Bahrain. The
agreement, which was signed on Thursday between the two airlines’
management, comes into effect from 12 April 2010.
As per the agreement, Jet Airways will place its
flight code on all Gulf Air-operated flights between Bahrain and
Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Gulf Air
will place its flight code on Jet Airways’ daily services between
Mumbai and Bahrain.
According to Mr. Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet
Airways, “Jet Airways is delighted to enter into a codeshare
agreement with Gulf Air, one of the most respected carriers in the
Gulf. Besides offering enhanced connectivity to Bahrain from
several cities in India, the agreement will also enable our guests
from Bahrain to tap into our unmatched domestic network, besides
complimenting our existing frequent flyer partnership.”
Samer Majali, Gulf Air CEO added, “The codeshare agreement
with Jet Airways will enable both carriers to further leverage their respective networks, offering passengers enhanced
connectivity, seamless transfers between flights, baggage
checked-through to their final destination and a host of other
benefits including the fastest and most frequent access to the
Middle East region.”
Jet Airways currently flies
to 42 domestic destinations that span the length and breadth of
India, and 22 destinations across North America, Europe, Asia and
the Gulf, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto,
Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur,
Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha,
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Dammam and Riyadh, from several
cities in India.
Gulf Air currently operates the largest
network in the Middle East with non-stop flights while providing
seamless onward connections to other international destinations.
The airline’s current network stretches from Europe to Asia,
connecting 43 cities in 28 countries, with a fleet of 35 aircraft.
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