Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, today announced its first airline partnership in India with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. This announcement adds momentum to the growth of Airbnb’s footprint in the Indian market by focusing on establishing a deeper connection with the new age Indian travelers who seek unique travel experiences.
To announce this exciting partnership, Jet Airways is running a contest on its website www.jetairways.com, where 5 lucky winners have a chance to win free couple flight tickets from Jet Airways together with a stay coupon worth Rs.35,000/- from Airbnb*. To be eligible for the contest, all that guests in India need to do is to book a Jet Airways flight to any of the 64 destinations on its network between Aug. 23 and Sept. 1, 2017.
In another inaugural offer, the first 100 Jet Airways guests booking their accommodation with Airbnb via the Jet Airways website, also receive 10 percent off*. In a separate, limited period offer from Airbnb, travelers can get a 10 percent discount for their Jet Airways flight booking via a promo code.
“Airbnb’s philosophy is centered on providing unique experiences to modern day travelers, who seek newer and more interesting ways to travel. Indian travelers have become more decisive and are keen to break away from conventional means of travel and accommodation. Airbnb has been committed to building local partnerships which enable us to strengthen our connect with the Indian audience. With this partnership, Jet Airways flyers who are also Airbnb travelers will be able to enjoy the added-value they receive from being associated with two dynamic brands.”
Amanpreet Bajaj, Country Manager for Airbnb India
With over a million Indians having travelled on Airbnb globally, this partnership comes as a reaffirmation of the company’s commitment to make travel unique for Indian travellers.
Giving his views on this partnership, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, “An increasing number of Indian travelers are embracing the fresh and highly personalized experiences that a platform like Airbnb offers. Our focus on being innovative and offering differentiated travel experiences enables us to anticipate the changing needs of our guests and recognize trends much earlier than the market, thus allowing us to offer exciting travel related initiatives. We are delighted to be the first Indian airline to partner Airbnb, and look forward to creating more of such innovative experiences for our guests.”
About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 64 destinations, including India and overseas. Jet Airways’ robust domestic India network spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.
The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.
Jet Airways, together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, participates in Etihad Airways Partners. Etihad Airways is part of the Etihad Aviation Group, which also holds minority investments in each of these airlines.