Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Jet Airways’ codeshare pax volume jumps 80 per cent this year

Following a steep 80 per cent jump in its codeshare passengers so far this year, private carrier Jet Airways today said it will spend more energies to increase its interline and codeshaing model to build business as well as the brand in the global markets. The country’s largest international airline, which has 19 (rpt) 19 codeshare partners, claims that adding more codeshare partners has worked well for the airline as it has the second largest network from the country after the national carrier Air India.
Apart from the codeshare and equity partnership with Etihad, Jet has codeshare with the Dutch carrier KLM which connects 12 North American cities and 26 European cities, and similar arrangement with Air France also links similar number of destination on these two sectors, while the codeshare with the largest American carrier Delta offers connectivity to 14 American cities.
“What we are looking at is not building more hubs but more gateways. We will focus more on this model as creating a hub is more costly and time-consuming. Going forward, we will focus more on our five gateways of Abu Dhabi, London, Paris, Singapore and Amsterdam (which is its European hub),” Gaurang Shetty, whole-time director of the Naresh Goyal-run airline said here today.
29/11/16 PTI/The Indian Express