Jet inks American codeshare

Jet Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with American Airlines to offer its customers seamless travel between India and the USA.Subject to regulatory approvals, effective 16 January 2008, Jet Airways will place its 9W designator code on certain American Airlines domestic flights out of New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). Jet Airways operates daily flights between India and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) via its Brussels hub.

In turn, American Airlines will place its AA designator code on Jet Airways flights to certain cities in India beyond the Jet Airways Delhi hub. American Airlines flies nonstop daily between its Chicago hub and Delhi.

In addition, American and Jet Airways will codeshare and cooperate on traffic between the United States and India that connects at Brussels Airport as well as hope to expand their codeshare cooperation on other routes in the months ahead.

Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Jet Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said, “The partnership between American Airlines and Jet Airways will combine excellent service with world-class operations thus supporting our strategy of international growth. This mutually rewarding partnership will extend our reach into the USA and deliver several benefits to our customers such as a wider choice of destinations with excellent connections, frequent flyer benefits on codeshare flights, seamless transfers and interline e-ticketing.”

Both American and Jet Airways operate out of American’s new $1.3 billion state-of-the-art terminal at JFK.