Private carrier Jet Airways today said its customers can now travel seamlessly to the German cities of Berlin and Dusseldorf via its overseas hub Abu Dhabi.
The Mumbai-based full service carrier has entered into a code-share pact, which comes into effect from this month with second largest German carrier airberlin to offer these services.
“We are pleased to commence our code-share partnership with airberlin, offering our guests convenient flight connections to Berlin and Dusseldorf via Abu Dhabi. We are confident that these flights will prove to be popular amongst travellers between India and Germany, not only for business purposes but tourism as well,” Jet Airways Chief Commercial Officer Raj Sivakumar said today.
Jet Airways, in which Gulf airline Etihad is a strategic investment partner with 24 per cent stake has now 21 code-share partners and over a 100 inter-line partners, the airline said in a release.
While code-sharing allows an airline to book passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence, an inter-line pact allows an airline to issue and accept tickets for flights that are operated by the partner airlines.
When selling an inter-line ticket, the operating airline’s own flight numbers are used.
Jet Airways operates 12 daily services to Abu Dhabi from 11 Indian cities.
Under the pact, Jet Airways would place its code (9W) on airberlin’s (AB) daily flights to Berlin (TXL) and Dusseldorf (DUS) from gateway point Abu Dhabi.
“We look forward to welcoming travellers from India on board of our airberlin flights from Abu Dhabi to the German capital Berlin and to Dusseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is one of the most powerful economic regions in Germany.
“Our joint guests will benefit from smooth flight connections and our outstanding product which we are offering on the ground and in the air,” airberlin’s senior Vice-President for Alliances and Cooperation Stephan Nagel said.