ETW Staff – Mumbai
Jet Airways and Garuda Indonesia have concluded a code share agreement and simultaneously launched a reciprocal frequent flyer programme. This would offer guests of both airlines with a variety of options and seamless access when traveling throughout the combined networks.
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 code share will provide more choice for customers between India and Indonesia, with seamless and convenient connections over the international gateway, Singapore.
Furthermore, with the full fledged frequent flyer partnership between Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege and Garuda Indonesia’s Frequent Flyer program, members will now benefit from frequent flyer mileage accrual and redemption opportunities on not only the codeshare routes, but the entire network of Garuda Indonesia across Indonesia, and on Jet Airways’ extensive pan-India domestic and international networks.
According to Gaurang Shetty, senior VP – Commercial, Jet Airways, “We are delighted to announce a code share partnership with Garuda Indonesia. 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 code share will see a further increase in demand for business and leisure travel between India and Indonesia.”
Erik Meijer, executive VP marketing and sales of Garuda Indonesia, said, “We are pleased to have the code share 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, which is an important market for Indonesia, both in terms of business as well as leisure travel while Jet Airways will provide more convenient connections for their passengers to Indonesia.”