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Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic expand codeshare agreement

LiveMint logoLiveMint 17-04-2017 Shally Seth Mohile

Mumbai: Jet Airways Monday said it has expanded its codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic between India and the US.

Starting 19 April, flyers can combine flights from Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines in a single booking. Jet Airways passengers travelling between India and the US can connect through London Heathrow on to nine US destinations operated by Virgin Atlantic; Atlanta, Boston, Newark, Washington (IAD), New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle.

Codeshare for the Seattle airport opens for travel effective 1 May 2017.

There is an existing agreement between Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic in place since 2009—enabling Virgin Atlantic passengers to travel on Jet Airways operated services between Mumbai and London Heathrow in addition to its own direct Delhi to London service. In 2015, this codeshare was extended to Jet Airways domestic services allowing Virgin Atlantic guests to travel between London Heathrow and five destinations across India via Delhi or Mumbai.

Gaurang Shetty, whole-time director, Jet Airways, said the new codeshares build on the success of Jet’s ongoing cooperation with Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic over London Heathrow and provide its passengers with more connectivity to and within the US. In October, Delta Air Lines and Jet Airways announced a codeshare cooperation between India and US over London Heathrow, where Delta guests flying between North America and India can connect on flights operated by Jet Airways to 20 destinations within India.

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