Reciprocal frequent flyer programme benefits for JetPrivilege and Korean Air frequent flyer members
Mumbai, 2016-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has entered into a codeshare agreement and a reciprocal frequent flyer programme partnership with Korean Air, the largest airline in South Korea. Guests travelling on both Jet Airways and Korean Air will be able to connect from multiple points in India to Seoul over various gateway points in Asia.
Under the codeshare arrangement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Korean Air operated non-stop flight between Incheon, Seoul and Mumbai, as well as flights between Incheon, Seoul and Bangkok and Singapore. Likewise, Korean Air will place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ operations between Singapore and Mumbai and between Bangkok and Mumbai and Delhi.
The codeshare will strengthen the global network of both airlines and provide more choice for customers travelling between India and South Korea, with seamless and convenient connections over the international gateways, Singapore and Bangkok. The codeshare flights are now open for sale for travel effective March 01, 2016.
Additionally, JetPrivilege, the award-winning loyalty and rewards management programme and the frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways, India’s premiere international airline, has entered into a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership with Korean Air’s SKYPASS Frequent Flyer programme. Members of both programmes will now benefit from frequent flyer mileage accrual and redemption opportunities across the entire network of Korean Air and on Jet Airways’ extensive pan-India domestic and international networks.
With the codeshare and frequently flyer partnerships goings live, Korean Air becomes Jet Airways’ 23rd codeshare partner and 30th frequent flyer programme partner airlines.
Gaurang Shetty, Sr. Vice-President – Commercial, Jet Airways, said, “We are pleased to commence our codeshare partnership with Korean Air, offering our guests convenient flight connections between India and Seoul. The codeshare cooperation with Korean Air is an important milestone in growing our relationships with carriers around the globe to provide guests access to the destinations they value most. This is the next step in strengthening our position in Asia, allowing us to win new customers in the region. South Korea is a strategic trade and investment partner and also an emerging tourist destination for Indian travelers. Our joint guests will benefit from smooth flight connections and a seamless product offering on the ground and in the air”.
“We look forward to a successful relationship with Jet Airways,” said Yong Soon Park, Korean Air’s Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Alliance. “We are delighted with this partnership which will provide our customers with better access between Korea and India. Through this partnership and Korean Air’s additional destinations to be launched in India, we are hoping to contribute to strengthening the two countries’ economic relations as well”.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2015. Korean Air operates in excess of 462 flights per day to 129 cities in 46 countries on six continents with a fleet of 167 aircrafts including ten A380s.
With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 612 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,320 daily flights covering 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bar lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline operating flights to 73 destinations, including 51 in India and 22 across the world. Jet Airways’ robust domestic network in India spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.
The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 116 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 6.63 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
Jet Airways together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, participates in Etihad Airways Partners, which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.
Mr. Manish Kalghatgi,
Jet Airways (India) Ltd. Siroya Centre, Sahar Airport Road,
Andheri East, Mumbai 400 099