Jet Airways today entered into a code sharing agreement with Bahrain's flag carrier Gulf Air in a bid to increase connectivity between India and the Gulf nation.
The agreement, which comes into effect from April 12, was signed today between the managements of the two airlines in Mumbai.
As per the agreement, Jet Airways would place its flight code on all Gulf Air-operated flights between Bahrain and Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
While Gulf Air would place its flight code on Jet Airways' daily services between Mumbai and Bahrain, a statement from the airlines said.
"Jet Airways is delighted to enter into a code share agreement with Gulf Air. Besides offering enhanced connectivity to Bahrain from several cities in India, the agreement will also enable passengers from Bahrain to tap into our unmatched domestic network, besides complimenting our existing frequent flyer partnership," Jet Airways CEO Nikos Kardassis said.
The code share agreement with Jet Airways would enable both carriers to further leverage their respective networks, Gulf Air CEO Samer Majali said after signing the pact.
"It would offer passengers enhanced connectivity, seamless transfers between flights, baggage checked-through to their final destination and a host of other benefits including the fastest and most frequent access to the Middle East region," Majali said.
Jet Airways currently flies to 42 domestic destinations across India, and 22 destinations across North America, Europe, Asia and the Gulf, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Dammam and Riyadh, from several cities in India.
Gulf Air currently operates the largest network in the Middle East with non-stop flights. The airline connects 43 cities in 28 countries with a fleet of 35 aircraft from Europe to Asia.