Virgin and Jet Airways announce codeshare

3 September 2009

Virgin Atlantic has announce a codeshare agreement with Jet Airways with effect from 6 May 2009. This new agreement means that passengers can book with Virgin Atlantic to travel with Jet Airways on their double daily service between London Heathrow and Mumbai.

Edmond Rose, Director Commercial and Revenue Planning, Virgin Atlantic, commented:

“We are delighted to announce this new codeshare with Jet Airways, an airline partner which shares Virgin Atlantic’s passion for quality. Our passengers will now benefit from more frequent flights under the Virgin Atlantic code for travel between London and Mumbai.

“The new codeshare will be particularly useful for passengers travelling between many points on Virgin Atlantic’s worldwide network and Mumbai who will be able to make convenient, same-terminal connections at London Heathrow’s Terminal 3.”

Mr Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, commented:

“Jet Airways is delighted to enter into a codeshare with Virgin Atlantic. The Codeshare agreement between Virgin Atlantic and Jet Airways represents a significant step forward in strengthening the relationship between our two airlines. The Mumbai ? London route holds great potential and we were looking to enhance our presence on this route by means of a codeshare partnership with a carrier whose commitment to service and product quality closely mirrors our own. In Virgin Atlantic, we believe we have found that partner.”

Virgin Atlantic operates a daily service between London Heathrow and Delhi departing London Heathrow at 22:00 arriving into Delhi at 11:00 and departing Delhi at 13:15 arriving into London Heathrow at 17:55.

Since it was founded in 1984, Virgin Atlantic has become one of the world’s leading long haul airlines serving the world’s major cities. Based at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports as well as offering services from Manchester airport, it operates long haul services to 30 destinations worldwide as far apart as Las Vegas and Shanghai. Virgin Atlantic has a fleet of 38 aircraft, which includes thirteen 747-400s and six A340-300s and nineteen A340-600s.

Jet Airways flies to 63 destinations and operates a fleet of 87 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 51 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft.

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