SINGAPORE – Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, announced the signing of a codeshare agreement, open for sale for travel effective 4th October 2013.
Under the codeshare arrangement Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Garuda Indonesia’s flights between Singapore and Jakarta. In turn, Garuda will place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ operations between Singapore and Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The codeshare will provide more choice for customers between India and Indonesia, by offering seamless and convenient connections over the international gateway of Singapore.
Furthermore, both carriers announced the launch of a full-fledged frequent flyer partnership. With this, Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege and Garuda Indonesia’s Frequent Flyer members will enjoy the benefit of frequent flyer mileage accrual and redemption on not only the codeshare routes but the entire network of Garuda Indonesia across Indonesia and beyond as well as Jet Airways’ unmatched pan-India domestic and international networks.
According to Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, “We are delighted to announce a code share partnership with Garuda. Indonesia is a popular tourist destination for Indian travellers and a strategic trade and investment partner for India. With the seamless connections offered by this arrangement, we are confident that this codeshare will see a further increase in demand for business and leisure travel between India and Indonesia.”
Erik Meijer, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales of Garuda Indonesia, said, “We are pleased to have the codeshare partnership with Jet Airways as it will further strengthen the global network of both airlines and provide increased benefits to all our passengers. Through this agreement, Garuda Indonesia will be able to extend its service to India, and further enhance the SkyTeam alliance network globally -in which we will be a full member in March 2014-, while Jet Airways will provide more convenient connections for their passengers to Indonesia.”