Jet Airways is planning to extend its code-share agreement with Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier to the Mumbai-Brussels-Newark route. The Naresh Goyal-owned carrier will also dry lease three of its Boeing 777s to the Turkish Airlines for a period of one year for which it has entered into an agreement.
Code-sharing allows an airline to book passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless transport to multiple destinations where it has no presence.
Jet Airways, including its subsidiary Jet Konnect, currently operates a fleet of 16 ATR 72-500 and 1 ATR 72-600 aircraft, and will introduce an additional 4 new ATR 72-600 aircraft into its fleet. The airline has been operating ATR aircraft since 1999 and has covered its fleet with GMAs since the beginning of its partnership with ATR.