Fu­ture of Jet’s code­shares

With around 20 code­share part­ners from across the world, Jet Air­ways had the most wide­spread con­nec­tion across India be­fore it can­celled op­er­a­tions in April. The news dis­turbed pas­sen­gers who al­ready had book­ings on the air­line di­rectly or via code­shares.

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April 17, 2019, turned out to be a black day for In­dian avi­a­tion when Jet Air­ways an­nounced can­cel­la­tion of all - tions due to a lack of fund­ing. The air­line was strug­gling to stay in busi­ness for a cou­ple the plug, though tem­po­rar­ily. A state­ment from the air­line read, “Since no emergency fund­ing from the len­ders or any other source is forth­com­ing, the air­line will not be able to pay for fuel or other crit­i­cal ser­vices to keep the op­er­a­tions go­ing.” Cur­rently, the air­line is seek­ing a pri­vate in­vestor to buy 75 per cent of the com­pany to restart op­er­a­tions. “Jet Air­ways hopes to to bring the ‘Joy of Fly­ing’ back to guests as soon as pos­si­ble,” claimed the state­ment.

Jet Air­ways had code­shared with around 20 air­lines and was con­nect­ing their pas­sen­gers to dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try. Now, what hap­pens to pas­sen­gers who have booked on these air­lines, with Jet Air­ways be­ing grounded?

Eti­had

air­line and a big share­holder, Eti­had Air­ways pulled out of the deal with Jet Air­ways dur­ing the re­cent tur­moil. On the cri­sis, the air­line’s spokesper­son com­mented, “Fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment of Jet Air­ways’ sus­pen­sion of op­er­a­tions, Eti­had con­tin­ues to re-ac­com­mo­date and sup­port af­fected guests. Our teams are as­sist­ing guests with their travel ar­range­ments and re­book­ing those af­fected We con­tinue to work with Jet man­age­ment, len­ders and key stake­hold­ers in the con­text of the lender-man­aged ef­fort to re­struc­ture the com­pany.”

Air France

Air France came to the res­cue of its pas­sen­gers, say­ing, “At this stage, Air France and KLM still hon­our cus­tomers booked on Air France Air­ways code and hold­ing a Jet Air­ways ticket.”

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines, in its state­ment, com­mented, “Delta is as­sist­ing Delta cus­tomers to sup­port their re-ac­com­mo­da­tion via al­ter­na­tive travel op­tions. We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience caused to Delta cus­tomers im­pacted by Jet.”

Vir­gin At­lantic

Vir­gin At­lantic echoed the sen­ti­ment, say­ing, “As with many air­lines, we op­er­ate a code­share agree­ment with Jet. Any cus­tomers who have booked di­rectly with Vir­gin At­lantic should check our web­site www. vir­ginat­lantic.com for the lat­est advice. All other cus­tomers on Jet op­er­ated them di­rectly.”

Aeromex­ico

Air­lines like Aeromex­ico also came for­ward with their re­ac­tion for the sit­u­a­tion, and com­mented, “We are aware of the sit­u­a­tion of Jet Air­ways and we are deeply sorry of what they are cur­rently fac­ing. Re­gard­ing our code­share, Aeromex­ico is tak­ing ac­tions to re­duce the im­pact on our cus­tomers. For­tu­nately, the num­ber of af­fected pas­sen­gers is min­i­mal, and we have al­ready reached out to them. We are work­ing to get them to their destinatio­n. We are of­fer­ing them the nec­es­sary sup­port and we are re­lo­cat­ing of other SkyTeam part­ners.”

Fiji Air­ways

An­other code­share part­ner of which said that they have tem­po­rar­ily stopped code­share book­ings with

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