Gulf Air confirms Jet Airways codeshare agreement
Gulf Air has signed a codeshare agreement with India’s Jet Airways to enhance network connectivity on services between Bahrain and India.
The agreement, which was signed on Thursday between the two airline’s management, comes into effect from 12th April 2010.
“The codeshare agreement with Jet Airways will enable both carriers to further leverage their respective networks, offering 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,” said Samer Majali, CEO of Gulf Air.
“This agreement makes commercial sense for both carriers to achieve further revenue synergies by utilising each others leadership position in their respective market niches,” he added.
Under the agreement, Gulf Air will place its flight code on Jet Airways’ daily services between Mumbai and Bahrain, while Jet Airways will place its flight code on all Gulf Air-operated flights between Bahrain and Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
“Jet Airways is delighted to enter into a codeshare agreement with Gulf Air, one of the most respected carriers in the Gulf,” said Nikos Kardassis, CEO of Jet Airways. “Besides offering enhanced connectivity to Bahrain from several cities in India, the agreement will also enable our guests from Bahrain to tap into our unmatched domestic network, besides complimenting our existing frequent flyer partnership.”