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Jet Airways signs codeshare agreement with Jetstar Asia

Codesharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Jet Airways. Photo: Reuters
Jet Airways. Photo: Reuters

Private carrier on Monday announced its agreement with Singapore-based low- fares airline for flights from the city-state.

Following the tie-up, travellers can now fly from to on a plane and onward to or Bangkok on a flight.

Passengers can also return to on directly from or Bangkok, all on a single itinerary, according to the airline.

Codesharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence.

As per the agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code '9W' on flights operating from to 11 destinations across Asia Pacific region, a statement said.

The destinations include Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand; Perth and Darwin in Australia; Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Surabaya in Indonesia; Ho-Chi-Minh City in Vietnam; and Penang in Malaysia; and

With this codeshare, Jet Airways will extend its foot-print to three new destinations -- Darwin, Phuket and Penang, the airline statement said.

"Our guests will now be able to conveniently tap into this extensive network to explore new and exotic destinations across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and via Singapore," Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, Jayaraj Shanmugam said.

Bookings for the flights will open for sale on March 22, for travel commencing March 26, 2017.

Jetstar Asia currently flies to 25 cities in Southeast Asia, China and

This is the second major code share agreement for Jet Airways in the recent past. Last month, it had tied-up with Hong Kong airline enabling Indian fliers to travel seamlessly to New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 19:54 IST