Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways have entered into a codeshare partnership aimed at enhancing connectivity between India and Asia-Pacific.
The agreement will allow Hong Kong Airlines to offer a daily service connecting Hong Kong, Mumbai and Delhi. It will also enhance connectivity for Jet Airways guests from Mumbai and Delhi via Hong Kong, to multiple destinations in the Asia-Pacific including first-time codeshare destinations Okinawa in Japan and Auckland in New Zealand.
Jet Airways' Shanmugam (left) and Hong Kong Airlines' Li
Jet Airways’ Jet Privilege members will also be able to earn frequent flyer miles when they travel on codeshare routes with Hong Kong Airlines.
Li Dianchun, chief commercial officer, Hong Kong Airlines, said: “From our observations, there has been great potential in the India market as increasing travellers from India tend to transit via Hong Kong to Japan, South-east Asia and Auckland. ”
Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways, said: “Both business and leisure travel between India and the destinations covered by this arrangement has been growing at a remarkable CAGR of 12 per cent over the last five years, on the back of sustained economic activity.”