- The flights under this agreement are now open for travel from 11 December 2018.
- The agreement brings Jet Airways an increased access to the cities of Saudi Arabia.
Jet Airways and Flynas, a Saudi Arabian airline, have signed a codeshare partnership agreement to operate between India and Saudi Arabia extending its reach into various parts of Saudi Arabia. The deal, in turn, will also allow Flynas to have increased access across Indian cities. The flights under this agreement are now open for sale, for travel effective from 11 December 2018.
The agreement allows Jet Airways to place its marketing code ‘9W’ on Flynas’ airlines operating between Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh. It will also put its marketing code via Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh to the Saudi Arabian cities of Medina, Gizan, Gassim, Taif and Abha. The arrangement will enable the guests travelling from India to travel into Saudi Arabia via one point and depart from another.
On another side, Flynas will place its marketing code ‘XY’ on Jet Airways’ flights connecting Jeddah to Mumbai; Riyadh to Mumbai and Delhi; and Dammam to Mumbai and Delhi. It will also place its code on some domestic networks via Mumbai to Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Lucknow; and via Delhi to Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chennai, and Kochi.
Saudi Arabia is a major destination for Indian Travellers
It is estimated that around 6 million passengers travel between Saudi Arabia and India annually for business, religious and leisure purposes.
Mr. Marnix Fruitema, Executive Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways expressed his happiness to partner with Flynas in a statement released. “This (codeshare agreement) will offer the guests of both the airlines wider network access and a seamless travel experience across the networks of both carriers,” he said.
For Flynas, this agreement is an expansion strategy by adding more travel routes regionally and internationally. “We are certain this partnership will support our efforts and enable us to be upscale the quality and convenience required to meet and even surpass our passengers’ demands and expectations,” Mr. Bander Al-Mohanna, Chief Executive Officer, Flynas said.
Jet Airways currently has services to 66 destinations, including India and abroad. The group operates a fleet of 124 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200 / 300, the latest Boeing 737 Max 8, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500 / 600s.
On the other hand, Flynas is a budget airline service provider based in Saudi Arabia having a fleet of 30 Airbus A320 Aircraft, operating over 1,100 flights weekly to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations.