Alliance between Jet and Kingfisher to help both

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Mumbai, Nov 1 (UNI) The recent alliance between Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways is expected to help both carriers to significantly rationalise and reduce costs by offering a unique high product quality with improved standards of service to its passengers.

The two airlines will be able to derive maximum synergies by working together and thereby offer best possible fares for the benefit of the end users, that is, the travelling customer. The scope of this alliance is expected to include the operational and cost aspect, a Kingfisher release said here today.

There could be joint fuel management to reduce fuel expenses, common ground handling of the highest quality, common global distribution system platform, cross-utilization of crew on similar aircraft types and commonality of training as also of the technical resources, subject to Directorate General of Civial Aviation (DGCA) approval.

The release said the areas covered on the revenues and revenue- related operational aspects are code-shares on both domestic and international flights subject to DGCA approval Interline/Special Prorate agreements to leverage the joint network deploying 189 aircraft offering 927 domestic and 82 International flights daily.

Besides this, there will be joint network rationalization and synergies cross-selling of flight inventories reciprocity in Jet Privilege and King Club frequent flier programmes, it added.

The two airlines entered into the alliance recently to reverse the downturn in the aviation industry.

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