Mumbai: Taking another industry-first initiative, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced a partnership with Airbnb – the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company. The partnership will allow Jet Airways to offer a wide spectrum of rapidly growing, global hospitality choices to its guests from India, strengthening its portfolio of choices for stay that the carrier currently offers its guests.
The partnership will not only offer a strong and differentiated value to Jet Airways’ guests, but also give momentum to the growth of Airbnb’s footprint in the Indian market by establishing a deeper connect with the new-age Indian traveller, who is increasingly seeking unique and interesting experiences while travelling both in India as well as around the world.
To announce this exciting agreement, 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 23rd August and 01st September, 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*.
Giving his views on this partnership, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, “An increasing number of Indian travellers are embracing the fresh and highly personalised 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.”
Speaking about Airbnb’s first-of-its-kind partnership with an Indian airline, Amanpreet Bajaj, Country Manager – India, Airbnb said, “Airbnb’s philosophy is centered on providing unique experiences to modern day travellers, who seek newer and more interesting ways to travel. Indian travellers 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 fliers who are also Airbnb travellers will be able to enjoy the added-value they receive from being associated with two dynamic brands.”