As part of the arrangement, both carriers will code on each other’s services between India and Mexico via common gates in Europe (London Heathrow, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Amsterdam).
To begin with, Jet Airways will place its marketing code “9W” on Aeromexico flights from London Heathrow to Mexico City. In turn, Aeromexico will place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ direct services from London Heathrow to Mumbai and Delhi.
“The codeshare partnership will offer guests enhanced connectivity and seamless access to the combined networks of both airlines, with convenient connections via Jet Airways’ European gateways,” the Indian company said.
Jet has signed the largest number of codeshare and cobranding agreements of all Indian airlines.
Under such agreements, an airline can sell a ticket on a flight that it does not operate. They also allow airlines to offer a larger number of multiple-stop flights by linking together those of its partners.
“(This) will significantly enhance the international reach of both airlines bringing increased benefits to all our guests,” said Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways.
“This code share partnership with Jet Airways that will build new bridges and connect Mexico to India more easily,” said Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico.
This MoU signed between the two carriers also includes cooperation in the area of reciprocal Frequent Flyer benefits for members.
The initial codeshare flights via London Heathrow will open for sale as well as travel later this year, subject to government approvals.
Flight tickets under the codeshare agreement can be purchased via preferred travel agents or through the two airlines’ sales offices, websites and call centers.