Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jet Airways to operate flights to Fiji, Shanghai

Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways plans to operate flight services to south pacific nation Fiji and Chinese city of Shanghai and is likely to tie up with Fiji Airways and China Eastern Airlines as it seeks to expand its global network further with direct flights and forging partnership with overseas carriers.

At present Jet Airways, in which Gulf airline Etihad holds 24% stake, has codeshare pacts with 19 international airlines besides having over 100 interline partners.

Codesharing allows an airline to book on its passenger on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to destination where it has no presence whereas an interline arrangement refers to a pact to issue and accept tickets for flights that are operated by the partner airline. When selling an interline ticket, the operating airlines own flight numbers are used.

"Jet Airways is in the process of providing direct air connectivity to Fiji and Shanghai. It has filed codeshare schedule with Fiji Airway launching services on Hong Kong Nadi route. It has also filed codeshare schedule with China Eastern Airlines for operating flight services to Shanghai's Pu Dong international airport from New Delhi," a source said.
13/11/16 PTI/DNA