Jet Airways signs metal neutrality agreement with Air France-KLM

Jet Airways has signed a cooperation agreement with Air France-KLM which will allow both airlines to work closely in selling tickets, using each other’s networks and jointly working on cargo operations and maintenance, and fuel purchases. This joint venture (JV) is essentially based on metal neutrality which will involve the integration of flight routes rather than a typical merger and revenue will be shared regardless of whose aircraft is deployed. Under the agreement, Jet Airways’ passengers will be able to book a single ticket for a trip to the US and Europe, and will fly Delta, Air France-KLM or Virgin Atlantic for different legs of the journey. This deal will help connect 44 Indian cities with 106 European cities and 200 North American cities and will further lead to a 40 per cent rise in India-Europe passenger traffic for the carriers.