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Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

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Jet Airways enters into a codeshare agreement with Vietnam Airlines

AsiaOne | Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

SINGAPORE - Passengers from India can enjoy seamless connectivity from Singapore and Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

India's Jet Airways and Vietnam Airlines have entered into a reciprocal codeshare agreement with immediate effect, said the airlines in a joint statement. This partnership will offer guests enhanced connectivity and seamless access when travelling throughout the combined networks of both the airlines.

Under the codeshare arrangement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Vietnam Airlines' flights from Bangkok and Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. In turn, Vietnam Airlines will place its marketing code on Jet Airways' services between Bangkok and Mumbai/Delhi, from Singapore to Mumbai/Delhi and Chennai. The codeshare flights have started on Aug 4.

With the commencement of Jet Airways' Ho Chi Minh City service, effective on Nov 5, Vietnam Airlines will be placing its marketing code on Jet Airways' Bangkok /Ho Chi Minh route, as per the codeshare agreement.

According to Mr. Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President - Commercial, Jet Airways, "This new partnership between Jet Airways and Vietnam Airlines illustrates our Group's strategic positioning that continuously strengthens our offer between India and the rest of the world by developing our network. We are delighted to announce a codeshare partnership with Vietnam Airlines as it will further strengthen the international reach of both airlines and provide increased benefits to all our guests. We are confident that this partnership will further increase the demand for business and tourist travel between India and Vietnam."

"We are delighted to conclude a codeshare-agreement with Jet Airways. This is a demonstration of the value of the partnership between Vietnam Airlines and our strategic partner in India. We shall make all possible effort to maximise the opportunities offered to our combined network in order to bring the most convenience to our valued customers who travel from India to Vietnam via Bangkok/Singapore and vice versa", said Mr. Duong Tri Thanh - Vice President, Vietnam Airlines.

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