New Delhi, April 2:
Jet Airways Thursday said that it has entered into a code share agreement with Germany’s second largest airline, airberlin, from April 2015.
“We are pleased to commence our codeshare partnership with airberlin, offering our guests convenient flight connections to Berlin and Dusseldorf via Abu Dhabi,” said Raj Sivakumar, chief commercial officer of Jet Airways.
“With Germany established as India’s largest trading partner in Europe and eighth largest foreign investor in India, we are confident that these flights will prove to be popular amongst travellers between India and Germany, not only for business purposes but tourism as well,” Sivakumar added.
According to the company, the code share agreement will see Jet Airways placing its code (9W) on airberlin’s (AB) daily flights to Berlin (TXL) and Dusseldorf (DUS) from gateway point Abu Dhabi.
Currently, Jet Airways operates 12 daily services to Abu Dhabi from 11 Indian cities.
Stephan Nagel, airberlin senior vice president, alliances and cooperation, said that India is one of the fastest growing and promising air travel markets in the world.
“We look forward to welcoming travellers from India on board of our airberlin flights from Abu Dhabi to the German capital Berlin and to Dusseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia which is one of the most powerful economic regions in Germany,” Nagel said.
At present, Jet Airways has 21 code share partners and over a 100 interline partners. IANS