Air France-KLM and Jet Airways have signed a code-share agreement.
The codeshare agreement enables Air France to market flights under AF flight number to key Indian cities beyond Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. The codeshare is open for sales from 19 June 2013.
Customers travelling from Europe to India will now be able to connect seamlessly with one ticket to three new Indian domestic destinations operated by Jet Airways, to Chennai via Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai, as well as to Kolkata and Hyderabad via Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Likewise, KLM will place its marketing code (KL) on Jet Airways’ domestic flights to four major cities in India beyond Delhi, allowing customers to travel seamlessly to Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mumbai via Delhi.
Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer of Jet Airways said, “The codeshare arrangements will allow our guests the convenience of enhanced connectivity from across Air France and KLM’s network via their European gateways in Paris and Amsterdam to key destinations across India.”
Dominique Patry, Air France’s vice president of international affairs and alliances said, “This new partnership between Air France-KLM and Jet Airways illustrates our Group’s strategic positioning that continuously strengthens our offer between Europe and the rest of the world by developing our network ourselves or, like today, with first class partners as Jet Airways. With the code-sharing agreement with Jet Airways, we are strengthening our presence in a key market.”
Air France-KLM offers 27 weekly long-haul flights between Europe and India.