Venturing Out

Jet Airways and Air Sahara are closing strategic deals with international airlines in a bid to smoothen their global take-off. Jet Airways and Air Sahara are closing strategic deals with international airlines in a bid to smoothen their global take-off. While Jet Airways has forged an alliance with South African Airways (SAA) to boost business and efficiency on routes between South Africa and India, Air Sahara has inked a similar deal with Air Mauritius.

Besides, it is also tying up with Cathay Pacific for onward movement of traffic from India to the Far East and the US, using Colombo as the hub.

The SAA-Jet agreement is based on a strategic regional alliance, and is a result of talks in London in September, SAA said.

“This relationship will cover all areas of operation and potential mutual interest while respecting any existing relationships that both airlines have with third parties,” SAA’s deputy CEO Oyama Mabandla said.

Air Mauritius has inked a deal with Air Sahara for using Indian carrier’s network to expand presence in subcontinent. Sahara will operate domestic leg of Air Mauritius’ flights to India,