MUMBAI, 2016-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways today announced it is to partner with Etihad Airways on a unique new collaboration with the global fashion industry.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced a comprehensive new global agreement with WME | IMG to become a major long-term partner to the fashion industry by supporting 17 fashion week events around the world annually.
Under the agreement, which is the first multinational, multi-year airline sponsorship supporting the fashion industry, Etihad Airways will become the official airline of fashion week events in New York, London, Milan, Berlin, Sydney and Mumbai. These are New York Fashion Week: The Shows, MADE Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, London Collections: Men, Milan Fashion Week, Milano Moda Uomo, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and Lakme Fashion Week (Mumbai).
Etihad Airways Partners, which includes seven airlines in which it holds minority equity stakes, will also be party to Etihad Airways’ agreement with WME | IMG, whose fashion portfolio includes 30+ fashion events around the world and affiliates IMG Models, Art + Commerce and The Wall Group, which manage fashion’s icons across modelling, photography and styling.
Alitalia, Jet Airways, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, NIKI and Etihad Regional will help fashion’s insiders arrive, connect and present at the industry’s key moments throughout the year.
Gaurang Shetty, Whole time Director of Jet Airways, welcomed the agreement, said: “This is an exciting new opportunity for Jet Airways, to partner with fashion weeks both in India and internationally. It is an ideal platform for the Jet Airways brand which cherishes contemporary Indian style and creativity. We look forward to working with Etihad Airways and with WME | IMG on this unique new initiative.”
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said : “This is a ground-breaking new partnership for Etihad Airways and for our partners. Together with WME | IMG, we have created a unique marketing relationship that now connects the international fashion community across our key markets.”
“Fashion weeks and Etihad Airways represent an ideal brand fit, as we share attributes of being remarkable, ambitious and innovative. These characteristics are exemplified in our renowned service and hospitality offering. Likewise, design and style are important cultural interests to many of our guests.”
“This is a landmark deal because it goes beyond traditional sponsorship and is a world-first agreement for an airline group. As a result of our business model, Etihad Airways Partners will collectively unveil a wide range of exciting new fashion initiatives for guests in our home market of Abu Dhabi and throughout the world.”
Ariel Emanuel, Co-CEO of WME | IMG, added : “Jet Airways and Etihad Airways are perfect partners for an industry that values creativity, design and outstanding service. We are proud to be working with them to develop programs that are tailor-made for the fashion industry.”
Jet Airways, Etihad Airways and the Etihad Airways Partner airlines will develop travel-oriented relationships with fashion designers, models, stylists, journalists, photographers, suppliers and sponsors. In addition, they will create original guest-focused promotions and offers for the industry at large.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline operating flights to 68 destinations, including India and 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 6.91 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
JetPrivilege, the award winning loyalty and rewards programme offers exclusive privileges to members when they travel Jet Airways and any of its partner airlines and on transacting with any of the 150+ programme partners.
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.
For more information please visit www.jetairways.com
About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2015 carried 17.6 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, 117 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.
Etihad Airways holds equity investments in air berlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with Air berlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a brand that brings together partner airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. For more information, please visit : www.etihad.com.
About WME | IMG
WME | IMG is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. Operating in more than 25 countries, the company specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management.