Mumbai: Jet Airways (India) Ltd, India’s largest carrier by passengers carried, has joined the regional airline association as the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) as the first partner airline.
This association will help Jet Airways and the Arab airline members of AACO, with opportunities of creating synergies in areas such as fuel management, ground services, safety initiatives, and training to name some of the areas.
However, AACO is not a parallel global grouping of airlines such as Star Alliance, Oneworld or Skyteam.
According to a media statement, AACO, established in 1965 within the framework of the Arab League of States, is the regional association of the Arab Airlines who have their home base in country members of the Arab League, serves the Arab airlines, represent and defend their common interests regionally and globally, through creating joint frameworks.
AACO has 25 member airlines including Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines. Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 97 aircraft, and flies to several West Asian destinations including Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.