Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, have entered into a codeshare partnership.
The move is designed to help both carriers enhance connectivity between India and the Asia-Pacific region.
As part of the reciprocal agreement, Hong Kong Airlines will place its marketing code “HX” on Jet Airways’ flights between Hong Kong and Mumbai as well as Delhi in India.
Jet Airways in turn, will place its marketing code “9W” on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights operating between Hong Kong and Okinawa and Tokyo in Japan; Denpasar in Indonesia; Hanoi in Vietnam; Bangkok in Thailand; and Auckland in New Zealand.
The agreement will allow Hong Kong Airlines to offer its guests a daily service connecting the key business cities of Hong Kong, Mumbai and Delhi.
The codeshare will provide opportunities for both airlines to expand their reach and cater to guests across the region.
Li Dianchun, chief commercial officer, Hong Kong Airlines, said: “We are very happy to establish the partnership with Jet Airways.
“From our observation, there has been great potential in the India market as increasing travellers from India tend to transit via Hong Kong to Japan, south-east Asia and even farther to Auckland.
“By connecting Hong Kong with Mumbai and Delhi, the new agreement enables passengers from these key cities to travel seamlessly to a bunch of popular destinations in Hong Kong Airlines’ network.
“On the other hand, our passengers can also access India easily for either business or leisure travel purpose.
“We look forward to providing the passengers with our world-class service, meanwhile supporting the economic and cultural exchanges in the Asia Pacific region.”
The new partnership will enhance connectivity for Jet Airways guests from Mumbai and Delhi via Hong Kong to multiple destinations in the Asia Pacific region including to first time codeshare destinations - Okinawa in Japan and Auckland in New Zealand thus enhancing the proposition for travellers who are increasingly seeking newer and more varied travel experiences.
Guest can also enjoy the multi-gateway travel flexibility of travelling to/from India to Hong Kong in one direction and via Bangkok in the other direction.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial, Jet Airways, said: “As a network carrier, Jet Airways has always focused on meeting the rapidly rising travel needs of our guests for seamless connectivity and greater convenience.
“Our strategic codeshare partnerships with leading airlines across the world allows us to meet that perfectly.”