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Jet Airways, Malaysian Airlines enter code-sharing agreement

Jet Airways, Malaysian Airlines enter code-sharing agreement
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Feb 18 2009. 05 07 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 18 2009. 05 07 PM IST
Kuala Lumpur: Jet Airways on Wednesday entered into a code sharing pact with Malaysian Airlines (MAS) enabling passengers to book tickets on each others flights between the Malaysian capital and different destinations in India from February 2009.
Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal said the carrier, which currently only flies the Kuala Lumpur-Chennai route, hopes to expand its network in the region and aims to make Kuala Lumpur its southeast Asian hub in the longer run.
Under the pact, Jet Airways will avail code share on MAS flights operating between Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
This would help customers enjoy a wider choice of flights and convenient connections in Malaysia and India, Goyal said, while adding Jet Airways had cut capacity and leased out its larger planes to cut operational costs.
MAS managing director Idris Jala said the arrangement with Jet will allow MAS to capture untapped traffic from secondary points in India through the five Indian gateways
The carrier is expecting to capture about 10% of untapped traffic potential from India to Kuala Lumpur and beyond. The value of the traffic potential is between ten million ringgit and 12 million ringgit (Rs 163.75 million) annually.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 18 2009. 05 07 PM IST