India’s Jet boosts Southeast Asian island links

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India’s Jet Airways has expanded its network in the Southeast Asia following the signing of new codeshare partnerships with two of the region’s national carriers, Garuda Indonesia and Vietnam Airlines.

Under the new arrangements, the Mumbai-based airline will be able to offer Indian passengers links to two popular Southeast Asian island destinations: Bali and Phu Quoc.

Jet will sell Garuda’s flights between Singapore and Bali. This adds to the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement on the Singapore-Jakarta route, meaning that Indian passengers on Jet’s services to Singapore’s Changi Airport now have the opportunity to connect to two Indonesian destinations.

In addition, Jet will now place its code on Vietnam Airlines’ flights between Singapore and Phu Quoc Island, which lies off the south coast of Vietnam. This marks an expansion of the existing codeshare partnership that includes Vietnam Airlines’ services between Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Hanoi.

“Indonesia & Vietnam are strategic trade and investment partners for India and also popular tourist destinations for Indian travellers,” said Raj Sivakumar, Jet’s chief commercial officer.

“The expanded codeshare cooperation with Garuda Indonesia and Vietnam Airlines further strengthens our position in Asia, allowing us to win new customers in the region and providing more options and easy connections to our existing guests.”

Jet Airways now has 21 codeshare partners across the globe.

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