On November 16th Jet Airways expanded its existing codeshare pact with Kenya Airways which will allow the African carrier to fly more passengers into India. According to the press release by Jet Airways, the pact will allow for Kenya Airways to place its flight code (KQ) on Jet Airways’ seven daily flights between Mumbai and New Delhi, five daily flights from Mumbai to Ahmedabad and five daily flights between Mumbai and Hyderabad for travel into India.
Jet Airways has 19 code share pacts with other international airlines besides having over 100 interline partners. This extended pact with Kenya Airways will allow passengers to enjoy seamless transport to Indian – Kenyan destinations. The Indian diaspora in Kenya are the main beneficiaries of convenient access to more destinations in India.
“At the same time, Indian travellers can continue enjoying the opportunity to explore more of Kenya and East Africa via our international codeshares," Jet Airways Chief Commercial Officer Jayaraj Shanmugam said.
The arrangement continues to include Jet Airways' code (9W) on Kenyan's double daily flights on the Mumbai-Nairobi route, allowing Jet Airways' guests to connect to other onward destinations in Africa, the Jet Airways release added. "The expanded partnership will enable customers of both carriers to derive maximum benefit from this cooperation. It will enable us to offer our customers seamless connections to three Indian cities. We see a lot of demand into domestic India from Kenya and East Africa, with passengers travelling mostly for business, leisure or health tourism," said Kenya Airways' Group Managing Director and CEO Mbuvi Ngunze.