JET Airways has confirmed a codeshare agreement with Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, to offer links between the two countries via Singapore and Bangkok.
Under the codeshare arrangement that takes place with immediate effect, Jet Airways will place its code on Vietnam Airlines’ flights from Bangkok and Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Vietnam Airlines in return will have its code on Jet Airways’ services between Bangkok and Mumbai/Delhi, as well as from Singapore to Mumbai/Delhi and Chennai.
With the commencement of Jet Airways’ Ho Chi Minh City service on November 5, Vietnam Airlines will place its code on Jet Airways’ Bangkok /Ho Chi Minh route, as per the codeshare agreement.
Tickets for codeshare services are already on sale.
Gaurang Shetty, senior vice president – commercial, Jet Airways, commented: “This new partnership between Jet Airways and Vietnam Airlines illustrates our group’s strategic positioning that continuously strengthens our offer between India and the rest of the world by developing our network.”
Shetty said the partnership will “strengthen the international reach of both airlines and provide increased benefits to all our guests”, and expects it to boost demand for business and leisure travel between India and Vietnam.
The Indian carrier had last year been reported as on the cusp of such an agreement with four other airlines as well, namely Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, American Airlines and Kenya Airways (TTG Asia e-Daily, September 11, 2013).