PRLog - March 30, 2011 - MUMBAI, India -- Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege, India’s largest frequent flyer programme, has entered into three new partnerships, with Alitalia in the airline sphere, JetBoutique in the lifestyle segment and Travelling Connect in the telecom category.
In the airline category, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has announced a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership with Italian airline Alitalia. JetPrivilege members will now be able to earn and redeem JPMiles while they travel on the entire global network of Alitalia with immediate effect. Similarly, Alitalia’s MilleMiglia members will be able to earn and redeem their miles on Jet Airways 71 destinations across India and beyond.
Alitalia has a fleet of 150 aircraft, among the most modern in Europe. With 250,000 flights per year, the airline has carried more than 23 million passengers from Italy across Europe, Africa, Middle East, U.S., Canada, Central and South America and Asia. Jet Airways currently has frequent flyer partnership agreements with twenty-three leading international airlines.
In the Lifestyle category, Jet Privilege members will now be able to earn 2 JPMiles for every US$ 1 spent when they buy from JetBoutique offering an exquisite range of inflight duty free shopping merchandize, from fragrances and trendy jewellery to travel accessories and the finest spirits on board Jet Airways’ international flights.
In the telecom category, JetPrivilege has entered into a partnership with Travelling Connect. JetPrivilege members will be able to earn JPMiles on roaming, SMS & data transfer with Travelling Connect’s network of participating mobile operators worldwide.
A JetPrivilege member can now register his/her existing mobile number on the Travelling Connect website and on reaching the destination manually select the participating partner’s mobile network to earn upto 7 JPMiles per minute to receive/make calls and upto 3 JPMiles for SMS sent or data transfer.
Travelling Connect’s partner network includes T-Mobile, NTT DoCoMo, Vodafone India, Mobitel, Wataniya, StarHub, 3 and many more.
In addition to the above, JetPrivilege members in India, Sri Lanka, Kuwait and Maldives who are also users of Vodafone India, Mobitel, Wataniya and Dhiraagu’s mobile services, can register into the respective service provider’s roaming rewards programme to earn JPMiles for calls/sms/data transfer.
According to Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, "JetPrivilege has always endeavored to offer its members exceptional value and an enhanced lifestyle experience via its partnerships with a number of respected brands across a range of categories and segments. The introduction of these new partners to our existing JetPrivilege programme is yet another step in that direction, offering our members exciting and exclusive privileges across a range of categories, while earning additional JPMiles with their purchases."
Jet Airways' JetPrivilege currently has partners in categories, ranging from airlines to retail, hotels to telecom, lifestyle to publishing, car rentals to co branded credit card and many more.
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Jet Airways Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating over 170 flights daily. Konnect Select’ is a premium economy product introduced on certain Jet Airways Konnect flights. This new front cabin class features wider and more comfortable seats, with a 44-inch seat pitch. The services include complimentary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.
JetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 19 aircraft, which includes 18 Boeing 737 series and 1 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series aircraft. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating over 110 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 116 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.
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