Kingfisher, Jet to soon launch domestic code-share flights

Kingfisher, Jet to soon launch domestic code-share flights
PTI
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First Published: Wed, May 27 2009. 03 48 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 27 2009. 03 48 PM IST
Mumbai: Six months after entering into a strategic alliance, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines will soon launch code-share flights on select routes.
“We are in discussions with Jet Airways on code-sharing on certain routes,” a Kingfisher Airlines spokesperson said here on Wednesday.
Both the private air-carriers, afflicted by mounting losses, had inked an agreement last October to work together on certain business aspects to minimise losses.
Kingfisher and Jet would soon launch such flights (code-share) shortly,“ the spokesperson said without disclosing any further details.
While initially the agreement would be limited to domestic routes, it would later be extended to international routes as well.
Code-sharing is an agreement between two airlines by which both can sell seats to customers on the same flight.
The scope of the strategic alliance includes code-shares on both domestic and international flights, joint fuel management to reduce fuel expenses.
Besides, common ground-handling, cross-selling of flight inventories using a common global distribution system platform and cross-utilisation of crew on similar aircraft types and commonality, are other key areas of the agreement.
In the current environment of high costs and declining growth, this alliance has the potential for substantial savings resulting in a benefit to the consumer, the airlines had said at the time of inking the agreement.
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First Published: Wed, May 27 2009. 03 48 PM IST