Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has increased the number of codeshare flights it offers with strategic partner, Etihad Airways, to include new destinations in North America, Europe and Australia.
The development will see Jet Airways placing its 9W code on Etihad Airways’ services from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco (SFO), Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) and Los Angeles (LAX) in the United States.
These new codeshares complement the existing ones on Etihad Airways’ flights to New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD) and Washington DC (IAD).
The expansion of codeshare options also includes Etihad Airways’ forthcoming flight to Edinburgh (EDI) as well as established routes to Zurich (ZRH) and Perth (PER).
Jet Airways will also place its 9W code on flights between Abu Dhabi and Jaipur and Kolkata.
In return Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Jet Airways’ flights from Ahmedabad to Abu Dhabi.
Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said: “The expansion of codeshares will further strengthen our global network and provide a significant number of new and important destinations, particularly in the United States. The codeshare expansion demonstrates the depth of our partnership with Etihad Airways and how this is enhancing the travel experience, choice and flexibility for our guests.”
Jet Airways guests travelling to the United States can experience the unique benefit of arriving having pre-cleared checked through from Abu Dhabi to their final destination US Customs and Border Protection at Abu Dhabi Airport.
The process allows passengers to pass through all required checks including US customs, immigration and security before they board their flight to the US, enabling them to avoid queues on arrival.
Another key benefit of US pre-clearance is that baggage security screening meets United States TSA security standards, allowing guests who connect onto a domestic flight in the US to have their baggage checked through from Abu Dhabi to their final destination.