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Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways expand code-share to include 4 cities

MUMBAI

Virgin Atlantic has expanded its code-share agreement with Jet Airways, which will see the airline offering new travel options to four Indian cities— Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, as per a release.

The flights will connect between Delhi and London Heathrow service and Indian domestic code-share flights operated by Jet Airways. The extended agreement will offer customers the convenience of having all of their boarding passes issued at the originating airport, whether their travel originates in the India or UK.

Nick Parker, head of India and Middle East, Virgin Atlantic, said, “It’s really important to us to be able to offer our customers convenient one-stop options to get to where they want to fly. As part of our commitment to the Indian market we already operate a successful code-share with Jet Airways between Mumbai and London, and we’re delighted that our partnership is allowing us to open up other popular destinations in India for our customers.”

Commenting on the development, Raj Sivakumar – chief commercial officer, Jet Airways, said, “We are indeed pleased to offer enhanced and seamless connectivity to Virgin Atlantic guests by offering seamless travel through this expanded code-share arrangement, providing our guests more options in the growing India-UK.

Virgin Atlantic operates a daily service between Delhi and London Heathrow on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest aircraft in its fleet. Virgin Atlantic currently has six Boeing 787-9s in its fleet and is expecting 11 more by the end of 2018.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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