This Article is From Mar 13, 2013

Jet to extend codeshare agreement with Etihad

Jet to extend codeshare agreement with Etihad

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

"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.

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

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."