Jet Airways and ANA plan to commence a code sharing and network-wide reciprocal frequent flier partnership effective May 21, 2008, subject to regulatory approval.With this agreement, the first of its kind between an Indian and Japanese carrier, Jet Airways will place its flight code, 9W, on ANA’s daily business jet flights between Mumbai and Tokyo Narita.
Both airlines will link their Frequent Flier Programmes (FFP), allowing Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege members to accrue and redeem miles on ANA operated flights, and members of ANA’s Mileage Club programme to do the same on all flights operated by Jet Airways.
Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Jet Airways’ CEO, said, “We are proud to announce a partnership between ANA and Jet Airways. Both carriers share the same values of excellent service and have good complementary route networks we can offer to our passengers. Customers will enjoy several benefits such as frequent flier miles and seamless travel using ANA and Jet Airways’ networks”.
“We are delighted to work with Jet Airways in this way to bring together the peoples of India and Japan,” said ANA president and CEO, Mineo Yamamoto. “Our two countries - located at opposite ends of Asia - represent the diversity and dynamism of our region, and Jet Airways, with its famed high quality of service and remarkable growth, itself typifies those qualities,” he continued.
ANA operates a Boeing 737-700ER in an exclusive all-business class configuration of 36 seats between Mumbai and Tokyo. The route was inaugurated on September 1, 2007 on a six flights per week basis, with a planned increase to seven flights per week from April 12 2008.