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Jet Airways, Japan's ANA in codeshare pact

Source: PTI
April 07, 2008 16:57 IST
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In a first code sharing agreement between Indian and Japanese airlines, Jet Airways has partnered Tokyo-based ANA to commence operations on the Mumbai-Tokyo route from next month.

Jet Airways, which currently operates a fleet of 81 aircraft, and ANA, which carries 50 million passengers a year, "will commence a code sharing and network-wide reciprocal frequent flier partnership effective May 21, 2008, subject to regulatory approval", an official release said.

With this agreement, Jet Airways will place its flight code 9W on ANA's daily business jet flights between Mumbai and Tokyo Narita, it added. Both the airlines will also link their Frequent Flier Programmes (FFP) under this agreement.

"We are proud to announce a partnership between ANA and Jet Airways... Customers will enjoy several benefits such as frequent flier miles and seamless travel using ANA and Jet Airways's networks," Jet Airways CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said on the occasion.

"Our two countries -- located at opposite ends of Asia -- represent the diversity and dynamism of our region..." ANA president and CEO Mineo Yamamoto said.

The Mumbai-Tokyo route, on which ANA started operations in September last year with six flights each week, will see a planned increase to seven flights per week from April 11 this year, the release added.

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