In order to enable passengers of the two airlines seamless travel between the two countries, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has entered into a reciprocal code-share pact with Vietnam’s national carrier, Vietnam Airlines. The flights are on sale from August 1, 2014.
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, Singapore and Mumbai/Delhi, and Singapore and Chennai.
Code-sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 72 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 3 ATR72-600.