Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Malaysia Airline (MH), the national carrier of Malaysia, have signed a unilateral free sale code-share agreement.
As per the agreement, MH is the marketing carrier, placing its code on RJ flights operated on Amman- Kuala Lumpur-Amman sector. The agreement became effective early this month.
“The code-share agreement between RJ and MH is a free flow agreement whereby MH may sell as many seats on Amman- Kuala Lumpur -Amman flights as RJ, with no limitation to the number of seats sold by MH,” said RJ President/CEO Hussein Dabbas.
“The resuming of its regular flights to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, on June 2, after a 7-year suspension in operations between the two countries (which stopped in 2003) due to the weak economic feasibility of the route over the past years; comes as a result of the economic revival and the growth of its commercial activity and tourism.”
“This will offer new opportunities for passengers and will boost the tourism sector as Malaysia is considered a gateway to Southeast Asia, particularly in the economic field where it will serve the traffic of businessmen and students.”
Royal Jordanian operates three flights a week - on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using its recently introduced Airbus A330s.
Dabbas added that RJ is also preparing to expand its code-share agreement from bilateral to unilateral with British Airways after implementing the Amadeus system in October this year. Next Year, RJ is also planning to introduce new code-share agreements with its oneworld partners.
Royal Jordanian currently has code- share agreements with several international airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, US Airways, Iberia, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Siberia Airlines (S7), Tarom, Gulf Air, Syrian Airlines and Yemen Airways.
“The Middle East is an important business and leisure destination of our passengers. This partnership with Royal Jordanian is aligned with our plans to further expand and strengthen our hub-and-spoke network in this region. It will allow us to capture untapped traffic from Amman, as well as other destinations in the Middle East,” added Malaysia Airlines managing director/CEO, Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zahruddin.
With Kuala Lumpur added to the RJ network, the airline reaches 57 destinations served directly from Amman, in addition to over 700 destinations in almost 150 countries served with its oneworld partners.
05. Jet Airways to launch New Delhi-Milan flights
INDIA’S Jet Airways is to launch daily non-stop flights between New Delhi and Milan in Italy from 5 December 2010.
The service will make Milan the twenty-fourth international destination on Jet Airways’ network. The new route will be operated with Airbus 330-200 aircraft, configured in two classes, with 30 seats in Première (Business Class) and 190 seats in Economy.
With Milan strategically located at the heart of Central Europe, Jet Airways’ daily non-stop service will allow its passengers enhanced connectivity from Milan to several Italian cities like Florence, Rome, Venice and Pisa, besides easy access to other European destinations like Paris, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Helsinki, Lisbon, Madrid, Zurich, Vienna, Belgrade and Budapest in conjunction with its interline partners.
This new flight will also effectively utilise New Delhi’s new state-of-the-art Terminal 3, as an operational hub offering connectivity to and from India. Passengers travelling from Milan to India will be able to connect to over 42 destinations on Jet Airways’ network within India and will also have access to travel onwards to Jet Airways’ destinations of Kathmandu, Dhaka, Colombo and further onto Asian destinations like Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.
Flight 9W 142 will depart Delhi at 12:55, arriving in Milan at 18:00. On the return leg, flight 9W 141 will depart Milan at 21:25, arriving in Delhi at 09:55.
“Jet Airways is delighted to bridge two ancient and historical civilizations, which now play a very important role in the twenty first century. Milan – a truly international and cosmopolitan city is recognised globally, as not only the fashion and design capital of the world but also as the engine room of the Italian economy,” said Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways.