Jet Airways signs code-share deal with Air Seychelles

Private carrier Jet Airways has collaborated with Air Seychelles to offer code-share flights on each other’s network.

Code-sharing allows an airline to book passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence. Air Seycehlles, which is the national carrier of the Seychelles, is partly owned by Gulf carrier Etihad Airways, which holds 40 per cent stake in the airline.

Etihad also holds 24 per cent equity in Jet Airways. The Mumbai-based airline has made Abu Dhabi as its overseas hub, after Etihad’s strategic investment in the carrier. The agreement heralds an era of closer cooperation between the two airlines which, in subsequent months, will include reciprocal frequent flyer programmes, cargo handling, and expansion of code-share arrangements, Jet Airways said in a release.

As part of the code-share agreement between the two airlines, Jet Airways will place its “9W” code on Air Seychelles’ flights from Mumbai to Mahe, which are currently operated four times per week. Mahe is the largest island of Seychelles.

Besides, the code-share would also be applicable on Air Seychelles flights to Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, it said adding in turn, Air Seychelles will place its “HM” code on Jet Airways’ domestic services from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram, and also on the airline’s international services between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai.