Addition of India's Premier International Airline Underscores Plan to Grow in Southeast Asia
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 7, 2012) - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new marketing alliance with Jet Airways, India's premier international airline. As part of the new partnership, guests and members of the luxury hotel brand's guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club, will have the option of earning airline miles in Jet Airways' frequent flyer program, JetPrivilege.
"India is a dynamic, international market, and with our burgeoning growth in Asia and entry into Southeast Asia with the upcoming opening of Fairmont Jaipur, we see this as both a timely and strategic addition to our roster of airline partners", said Serge Simard, Regional Vice President, Africa and India. "We're very excited to be teaming with a respected and influential international carrier like Jet Airways and giving our frequent guests another mileage option to choose from."
Commenting on the partnership, Mr Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, "Guest delight is at the core of Jet Airways' strategy to offer better value creation for its JetPrivilege members. This partnership positions us among the leading airline frequent flyer programs in India with the high value it offers members and the wide range of product choices. This is an effort to create an exceptional experience and this new marketing alliance with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will allow JetPrivilege members to enjoy several unique benefits in select cities across the globe."
Based in Mumbai, Jet Airways operates flights to 24 international and 52 domestic destinations and the carrier's commitment to delivering exceptional service has garnered the airline many awards and accolades, making it a natural partner for Fairmont. The airline also services a number of international markets which Fairmont calls home including London, where The Savoy has reopened following one of the most ambitious restorations in British history, and New York City, which lays claim to one of the world's most legendary hotels, The Plaza.
To kick of the new partnership, Fairmont is extending a launch offer to its guests. From May 7 - August 6 2012, guests on qualifying stays will have the opportunity to earn triple miles based on 500 miles per night to a maximum of 2,000 miles per stay. Following the welcome offer, frequent guests of Fairmont will have the ability to earn 500 frequent flyer miles per qualifying stay.
With an eye on international growth, Fairmont is working on a number of exciting developments, including many in Asia and Southeast Asia, such as the soon-to-open Fairmont Jaipur, a 199-room city center hotel, located in Rajasthan in the northwest of India. Other hotel openings in Asia include Fairmont Makati, Manila, Philippines (2012), Fairmont Nanjing, China (2013), Fairmont Taiyuan, China (2014) and Fairmont Chengdu, China (2014).
Fairmont President's Club provides frequent guests with special benefits and privileges designed to reflect individual travel preferences and offer an enhanced level of service. Personalized travel profiles afford members customized stay experiences while in-hotel benefits include complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet, Fairmont Fit athletic gear, a members-only reservations line, expedited check-in and check-out, and access to exclusive vacation offerings. Enrollment is free and guests can join at any Fairmont location worldwide, online at fairmont.com/fpc or by contacting Fairmont's global reservation center at 1-800-441-1414.
Jet Airways becomes the latest addition to Fairmont's collection of airline partners, a group that includes other top carriers such as United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Qatar Airways and Alaska Airlines.
About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.
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About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 102 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 60 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.95 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 76 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
About Jet Airways Konnect
A consolidation of the erstwhile JetLite and Jet Airways Konnect brands, the new JetKonnect service is a dedicated product designed to meet the needs of the low fare segment. JetKonnect will also offer guests a Premiere service on certain select routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft and 400 daily flights connecting 56 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests, making it India's largest low fare brand. JetKonnect's convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares promises to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers. Jet Airways and Jet Konnect have a combined fleet strength of 121 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.
|Jet Airways (I) Ltd.|
|Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations|
|New Delhi, India|
|Tel: +91 11 4164 5080|
|Vice President-Public Relations|
|New Delhi, India|
|Tel: +91 11 2652 3357|