Jet Airways Forges Codeshare Partnership With Air Canada
Released on: February 20, 2008, 8:03 pm
Press Release Author: Parinaz Driver
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: February 20, 2008 : Jet Airways is pleased to announce its codeshare partnership with Air Canada offering seamless travel to passengers between India and Canada,effective 28 February, 2008.
Press Release Body: With this partnership, passengers can fly between Mumbai and London Heathrow on Jet Airways operated flights continuing to/ from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Edmonton on flights operated by Air Canada. The arrangement also includes Jet Airways' operated flights from Chennai to Toronto, which will be operated in codeshare with Air Canada. Additionally, passengers will enjoy frequent flyer benefits on codeshared routes on accrual basis as well as seamless transfers with through check-in and interline e-ticketing.
Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Jet Airways' Chief Executive Officer, said "We are proud to join hands with Air Canada, an irline of global stature. Jet Airways' codeshare agreement with Air Canada will offer greater choice of destinations and enable passengers to fly with greater convenience and flexibility between India and Canada, not only through our Brussels hub but also via London."
India and Canada have long-standing ties in the areas of tourism, business and education. Both Jet Airways and Air Canada will now be able to leverage their strengths and leadership positions to better serve the existing and tap the growing passenger traffic between the two countries.
Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 78 aircraft, which includes 9 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 52 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 9 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.35 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 370 flights daily.
Flights to 59 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark) Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
Jet Airways Public Relations New Delhi & Mumbai India January 2008
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