Jet Airways partners with Dnata to offer UAE visa and marhaba services on jetairways.com
April 8, 2013
Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has entered into a partnership with dnata, one of the world’s largest combined air services providers, to offer travellers to United Arab Emirates visa services and marhaba bookings.
The new partnership will offer guests travelling from India to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah the option to individually secure their visa prior to departure. dnata's travel specialists will assist guests through the visa process, collect all the necessary documents and submit the visa application to the United Arab Emirates government on behalf of the traveller.
marhaba offers a wide-variety of meet and greet services at Dubai airport, from assistance at the baggage belt area and airport formalities for fast track immigration clearance, to a range of extras, including access to marhaba lounges. Booking marhaba services prior to departure ensures guests an easy transition at Dubai Airport.
Guests can now conveniently request for the UAE Visa & marhaba Services on jetairways.com
Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “This partnership further provides considerable synergies for both Jet Airways and dnata in the corporate and leisure markets, and should contribute significantly in ensuring a seamless experience for guests travelling between India and United Arab Emirates.”
Commenting on the partnership Mr. Abdulla Tawakul, Senior Vice President Corporate & Regions dnata said, “This collaboration between dnata and Jet Airways is a part of our strategic initiative and commitment to ensure travel to United Arab Emirates is as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. This will bring greater synergy between Jet and dnata and enable us to exchange complementary competencies benefiting travellers to Dubai, as booking marhaba services is now simpler than ever before and ensuring passengers can secure their visas before arrival into UAE and can look forward to an enjoyable experience.”
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 100 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 3 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 59 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft, 17 ATR 72-500 and 1 ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.45 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 72 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
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 nearly all domestic routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft with over 500 daily flights connecting 52 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests. JetKonnect’s convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.
Established in 1959, dnata is one of the world’s largest combined air services providers, offering ground and cargo handling, travel, technology solutions and in-flight catering services in 38 countries across five continents.
dnata’s travel business covers a wide scope of activities including business travel management; worldwide tour operations; hotel sales and marketing representation; group and incentive arrangements; sports and active holiday programmes; offshore and marine services; government and corporate travel and leisure travel - all retailed through more than 200 well-located outlets. Contributing to its success is in an extensive network of partnerships that allows dnata to provide tailor-made solutions to meet the travel demands of its customers.
dnata’s retail travel operations extend to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India, with plans to establish more regional outlets. In December 2011, dnata acquired the majority stake in Travel Republic, a leading UK online travel agency. In March 2012 dnata also announced the signing of a joint venture agreement with Travel Counsellors, a personalised travel agency now operating in the UAE.
In May 2012, dnata received no fewer than three World Travel Awards - ‘Dubai’s Leading Travel Agency’, ‘The Middle East’s Leading Tour Operator’ and ‘The UAE’s Leading Business Travel Agency’. In December 2012 dnata added World’s Leading Air Travel Service Provider’ to its list of awards, after receiving this prestigious accolade at the World Travel Awards Final in Delhi.
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