JETSTAR Group has signed interline agreements with seven carriers to grow its traffic from Asia, Europe and the US.
Boosting Jetstar’s number of interline partnerships to 31 are China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Malaysia Airlines, El Al Israel Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines and Turkish Airlines.
The newly sealed deals will allow passengers on said airlines to book interline itineraries containing a sector on a Jetstar Group airline.
Said Jetstar Group COO, David Koczkar: “Our growing shorthaul networks out of Singapore and within Japan and Vietnam provide some very attractive itineraries for global carriers to offer their customers.
“Through these new agreements, we are now able to connect passengers from places like Zurich to destinations like Phuket and Bali and travellers from Shanghai to Darwin and Perth via Singapore.”
The Group also has existing codeshare agreements with Qantas, Japan Airlines, American Airlines and Myanmar Airways International.
Meanwhile, Qantas’ retiming of Australia-Singapore flights has led to a “three-fold increase” in the number of passengers flying to popular holiday spots such as Phuket, Penang and Bangkok through Jetstar Asia, said Koczkar.