Jet Airways, India’s premier airline, and American Airlines this week launched an unprecedented cooperative program, comprising code shares and the interchange of their mileage programs. This means that members of American Airlines AAdvantage mileage program can earn miles on specific Jet Airways flights, and Jet Airways JetPrivilege mileage program can earn miles on designated American Airlines flights.

American Airlines will now market and apply its AA flight designator on Jet Airways flights between Delhi and Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Chennai (Madras), Hyderabad, Kolkata (Calcutta) and Mumbai (Bombay).

Similarly, to connect with its daily flights from New York’s JFK Airport to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Jet Airways will apply its 9W designator on American Airlines/American Eagle operated flights between Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Raleigh-Durham, Washington (Reagan) and JFK.

Commenting on this development, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Executive Officer of Jet Airways said, “With this partnership, Jet Airways and American Airlines will offer their passengers enhanced connectivity and seamless travel from key U.S. cities to a variety of cities in India – and vice versa. We are delighted to partner with a carrier of the stature of American Airlines to help Jet Airways improve its connectivity and reach in the North American market.”

At New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jet Airways operates from American Airline’s new $1.3 billion state-of-the-art terminal, the most modern and efficient terminal at any New York area airport.

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