Mumbai, May 03 (UNI) Jet Airways and German airlines Lufthansa have entered into a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement with effect from May 1,2006.
Under this agreement, frequent flyer members from both airlines will benefit by way of earning and redeeming frequent flyer miles while travelling across the network of Jet Airways and Lufthansa.
Speaking on the occasion, Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Shcauer said, ''the unique advantages offered through this programme shows the customer focus of the two companies, and their commitment to the discerning consumers.
The growth trends being witnessed in frequent flyer programmes(FFP), both in India and abroad, and the resulting increase in the consumer demand are guiding our FFP strategy.'' Members fo the Jet Privilege programme can now enjoy the convenience of Lufthansa's global connectivity and earn JPMiles when they travel on any of Lufthansa's 42 weekly flights to Frankfurt/Munich from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The benefits of this partnership extend to Lufthansa's entire network of 13,200 weekly flights across 188 destinations across 78 countries.
Similarly members of Lufthansa's frequent flyer programme, Miles&More can also accrue and redeem their miles on all flights operated by Jet Airways, gaining better connectivity across Jet Airways' domestic and international network to 48 destinations.
Replying to a question, Mr Schauer said Jet Privilege programme had an exponential increase in the past few years, and currently it has 65,000 members under the programme. With the high growth forecast for the Indian civil aviation industry, he said ''We are certain to strengthen the brand's leadership and deliver high value proposition to the Jet Privilege's members.'' Lufthansa German Airlines Director South Asia Werner Heesen said, ''We are very pleased with the partnership with Jet Airways.
Miles&More is the leading frequent flyer programme in Europe with 11 million members and has gained immense popularity in India as well. This partnership will allow our members to enjoy additional benefits.'' He further added, ''India is a strategic market for Lufthansa and we foresee tremendous growth coming from this region. In the last few years we have taken several initiatives relating to in-flight experience, quality and innovation while enhancing connectivity.'' UNI SN PP AW1655