Etihad Airways and Jet Airways Sign Codeshare and Frequent Flyer Partnership

Released on: June 20, 2008, 1:24 am

Press Release Author: Parinaz Driver

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: June 10, 2008: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the
United Arab Emirates and Jet Airways, India's premier airline together announced a
new code share agreement and network-wide reciprocal frequent flyer partnership
effective July 01, 2008,subject to regulatory approval.

Press Release Body: With this agreement, Etihad Airways will place its two letter
"EY" code on all Jet Airways' daily flights between Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi.
In turn, Jet Airways will place its '9W' code on the daily services operated by
Etihad Airways on the same routes as well as Etihad Airways operated services
between Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Abu Dhabi.The new code-share services will be
available for sale effective June 16, 2008.

Both airlines have also signed a reciprocal agreement to link their respective
frequent flyer programmes. Etihad's Guest programme will be able to earn and redeem
miles on Jet Airways' 385 flights to 60 destinations in India and worldwide.

Similarly, Jet Airways' JetPrivilege members will be able to earn and redeem miles
on Etihad's flights to 45 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America,
Africa, Asia and Australia.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways' Chief Executive, said: "As well as providing air
travellers with a greater choice of flights between the UAE capital and these two
popular Indian cities, this new code-share agreement will also provide customers of
both our airlines with greater access to each other's expanding global networks."

Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said "We are proud to join hands with
Etihad Airways. The Mumbai/Delhi-Abu Dhabi sectors continue to hold great potential
in terms of large passenger volumes. We were looking to enhance our presence on
these sectors by means of a code-share alliance with a carrier whose commitment to
service and product quality closely mirrors our own. In Etihad, we believe we have
found that partner."

This partnership will deliver several benefits to passengers such as a multiple
choice of flights, excellent onward connections, Frequent Flyer benefits, seamless
transfer with through check-in and Interline e-ticketing.

About Etihad Airways:

Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates based in the
UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi.Currently Etihad offers flights to 45 destinations in the
Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. The airline
currently has a fleet of 37 aircraft which will increase to 40 by the end of the

About Jet Airways:

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 84 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing
777-300 ER aircraft, 9 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation
Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft.With
an average fleet age of 4.30 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft
fleets in the world. Jet Airways operates over 385 flights daily.

For further details, please contact:

Madhu Pai/ Nimisha Bhargava
Corporate Voice | Weber Shandwick
M: +91 99702 04877 / +91 98217 97406
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Ragini Chopra,
Vice President- Corporate Communications and PR,
Jet Airways:

Web Site:

Contact Details: Jet Airways (India) Ltd. S.M. Centre,
Andheri-Kurla Road,
Andheri (East),
Mumbai - 400059
Phone: +91 22 4019 1000
Fax: +91 22 2920 1313

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