Jet Airways and Flynas have entered into an extensive codeshare agreement, targeted at enhancing connectivity between India and Saudi Arabia.
Under the deal, Jet Airways will place its code on Flynas’ services between the cities of Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh, as well as on the Saudi Arabia budget carrier’s services from the three cities to Medina, Gizan, Gassim, Taif and Abha.
In turn, Flynas will put its code on Jet Airways’ international flights from Jeddah to Mumbai, and from Riyadh and Dammam to Mumbai and Delhi. It will also codeshare on the airline’s domestic services from Mumbai to Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow, and from Delhi to Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chennai and Kochi.
Jet Airways’ executive vice-president of commercial Marnix Fruitema says the deal is significant since Saudi Arabia is the second largest international market to and from India, accounting for six million passengers travelling annually between the two countries for religious tourism, business and leisure.
“This partnership is an important step in-line with Flynas’ expansion and development strategy,” adds Flynas’ chief executive Bander Al-Mohanna.