Jet Airways and Air New Zealand link frequent flyer programmes

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India's Jet Airways has entered into a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership with Air New Zealand.

Under the partnership, Jet Privilege members will be able to earn and redeem miles on Air New Zealand's entire network of flights. Similarly, Air New Zealand's Airpoints members can do the same on Jet and its low-cost arm JetKonnect's network of flights.

The two carriers have an interline agreement, although they do not codeshare on flights.

Air New Zealand is also a member of the Star Alliance, which Jet has been keen to join. Its attempts to join Star have, however, been fruitless as the Indian government has insisted on state-owned Air India being the first Indian carrier to join the alliance.

Etihad Airways, which is set to take a 24% stake in Jet, has also committed $150 million to buy a majority share in Jet Privilege.