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Jet to extend code-share with Etihad

March 12, 2013 20:30 IST

Jet Airways, which is in the process of finalising a stake sale deal with Etihad Airways, plans to extend its code share agreement with the Abu Dhabi-based carrier to the Mumbai-Brussels-Newark route, sources said.

Besides, the Naresh Goyal-owned carrier will also dry lease three of its Boeing 777s to the Turkish Airlines, they said.

"We are in the process of extending our code share agreement with Etihad to the Mumbai-Brussels-Newark route," a top ranking Jet Airways executive told PTI.

Code-sharing allows an airline to book passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence.

Jet and Etihad have a code-sharing agreement since 2008. Late last year, it expanded the tie-up further with a similar arrangement for the Abu-Dhabi-Paris route.

The Mumbai-headquartered airline has also entered into an agreement with the Turkish Airlines to lease three B-777 aircraft for one year, the executive said.

"We have five Boeing 777s on lease with Thai Airways. Three of these aircraft are completing the lease period by June-July. We have entered into an agreement with Turkish Airlines for one year dry-lease," he said.

The reaming two planes will come back to the airline by October-November, he said adding, "these planes will be used on Jet network."

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