On the heels of Congressional hearings on the proposed merger between Continental Airlines and United Airlines, India-based Jet Airways has entered into a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, giving passengers access to network connectivity between the United States and India. The new codeshare agreement is valid on all travel starting June 30.
Under the new codeshare agreement, Jet Airways passengers will now have access to transatlantic flights between London and United's five U.S. hub cities (Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC), in addition to United's daily transpacific services between Hong Kong and Chicago and San Francisco. The codeshare will further afford guests seamless onward connectivity via United's hubs to almost 40 cities across the U.S.
Similarly, United customers can now connect to Jet Airways' daily services between London and Mumbai, as well as between Hong Kong and Delhi and Mumbai. In addition, United will place its marketing code on Jet Airways' domestic flights to five major cities in India, thus offering customers seamless connectivity to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad and Kolkata via Mumbai.