American Airlines and Jet Airways Add Reciprocal Frequent Flyer Agreement
American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, today announced a new reciprocal frequent flyer agreement with Jet Airways (India) Limited.
The frequent flyer agreement, which takes effect today, now allows members of American's AAdvantage® program to accrue and redeem miles when traveling on any eligible Jet Airways flights. Members of the JetPrivilege program will be able to accrue and redeem miles on any eligible American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights.
"We're pleased to add Jet Airways as another option for our AAdvantage members to earn and redeem miles," said Rob Friedman, President - AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "Jet Airways is a fast-growing, world-class airline that will provide our customers more choices than ever. We're also delighted to welcome members of the JetPrivilege program onboard our American flights."
American and Jet Airways last week began a previously announced codesharing agreement. Under this relationship, American places its AA designator code on Jet Airways flights to certain cities in India beyond the Jet Airways Delhi hub. American flies nonstop between its Chicago hub and Delhi.
In turn, Jet Airways places its 9W designator code on certain American Airlines domestic flights out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In addition, American and Jet Airways will codeshare and cooperate on traffic between the United States and India that connects at Brussels Airport.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 78 aircraft, which includes nine Boeing 777-300 ERs aircraft, 52 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft, eight Airbus A330-200 aircraft and nine modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.35 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Jet Airways operates over 370 flights daily. Jet Airways flies to 59 destinations that span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (JFK & Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
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