KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines and Jet Airways have signed a code share and network-wide reciprocal frequent flyer partnership to provide its customers with enhanced travel connectivity and privileges. Customers will enjoy a wider choice of flights, convenient onward connections in Malaysia and India with seamless transfers and through check-in, and the perks of frequent flyer membership.
Jet Airways will place its “9W” flight code on Malaysia Airlines’ flights operating between Kuala Lumpur and 5 major Indian cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru (Bangalore), and Hyderabad. In return, Malaysia Airlines will place its “MH” code on Jet Airways’ daily services between Chennai and Kuala Lumpur.
In addition, customers will be able to earn and redeem miles when they travel with the respective airlines. This will benefit some 3 million customers comprising Malaysia Airlines’ 1.5 million Enrich members and Jet Airways’ 1.5 million JetPrivilege members.
Malaysia Airlines managing director and chief executive officer Dato’ Sri Idris Jala said: “I am delighted to partner with Jet Airways as Malaysia Airlines work towards expanding and strengthening our hub-and-spoke network. This will allow us to capture untapped traffic from secondary points in India through the 5 Indian gateways onto MH’s network. Based on modest estimates, we expect to capture approximately 10 percent of the untapped potential traffic to Kuala Lumpur and beyond. This is valued at RM10 to 12 million per annum.”
Malaysia Airlines and Jet Airways currently have interline agreements for domestic points across India and Malaysia. Jet Airways chairman Mr. Naresh Goyal said, “In addition to providing air travelers with a greater choice of flights between India and Kuala Lumpur, this new code-share agreement will
offer customers of both our airlines with greater access to each other’s expanding global networks. They will enjoy a seamless travel experience, as well as the very high service standards that have earned both airlines global acclaim.”
The Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia, His Excellency Mr. Ashok K.Kantha and Malaysia Airlines chairman, Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid were also present at the signing ceremony.