Indian carrier Jet Airways and Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier flynas have signed a codeshare partnership to enhance connectivity between India and Saudi Arabia from today (11 December).
As part of the agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code ‘9W’ on flynas flights between the gateway cities of Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh. It will also be placing its code via Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh to the Saudi Arabian cities of Medina, Gizan, Gassim, and Abha.
In turn, flynas will be able to offer its guests access in to India by placing its marketing code ‘XY’ on Jet Airways’ international flights connecting Jeddah to Mumbai, Riyadh to Mumbai and Delhi as well as Dammam to Mumbai and Delhi.
In addition to these international routes, flynas will also place its marketing code on certain destinations on the Jet Airways domestic network, via Mumbai to Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Lucknow as well as via Delhi to Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chennai, and Kochi.
Saudi Arabia is the second largest international travel market to/from India with almost six million passengers, according to Jet Airways executive vice president of commercial, Marnix Fruitema.
He added: “Our codeshare agreement with flynas reflects our continuing commitment to offer our guests the best possible connections to more and more destinations around the world and we are delighted to partner with flynas to offer guests of both the airlines wider network access and a seamless travel experience across the networks of both carriers.”
flynas’ chief executive officer, Bander Al-Mohanna said: “This partnership is an important step in-line with flynas’ expansion and development strategy. Through such agreements we aim to offer a continually improved service to our passengers by adding more travel routes and expanding our reach regionally and internationally, in particular to key markets such as India.”