Airlines Jetstar and Air France - KLM announce codeshare agreement
Jetstar and Air France – KLM have released, that the airlines have agreed one a codeshare agreement.
A codeshare cooperation with Air France and KLM, JetStar Airways and Jetstar Asia Airways has been started. Both Australian carriers are part of the Qantas Group portfolio and are established low-cost carriers in their market.
The customers of the airlines will ultimately benefit from a more seamless travel experience, as they can now connect through the respective networks with only one ticket. Moreover, the baggage will be checked through until the final destination.
Under the agreement, Air France KLM will place their code on 12 additional flights operated by Jetstar Asia Airways. During the winter season, KLM also plans to implement codeshares with Jetstar Airways so that travellers can connect to Australian destinations like Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Benjamin Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM Group commented: “We are very pleased to expand our collaborative partnership with Qantas [...] By combining our powerful European brands, Air France and KLM, with the Qantas Group as a strong partner in Australia, we are able to offer more options to our customers travelling to Australia and to Southeast Asia, while reinforcing the value proposition of our loyalty programme.”
Furthermore, during December 2019, Air France, KLM and Qantas have extended their existing codeshare agreement to flights that connect in Bangkok. Currently, a codeshare agreement exists on the route via Singapore and Hong Kong, which paves the route to connect Amsterdam and Paris with Sydney.
All mentioned airlines are directly or indirectly part of the SkyTeam alliance, one of the largest alliances in the aviation branch. 19 airlines are member in SkyTeam and offer customers access to a global network of over 14,500 daily flights to more than 1,150 destinations in over 175 countries.
Air France – KLM is a leading aviation group in Europe and offers its customers a network of 314 destinations in 116 countries. Air France, KLM and Transavia are members. The fleet consists of over 550 aircraft. 2,300 daily flights are being performed from the main operational hubs at Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
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