Jet disappeared, Jet Privilege is now InterMiles

NEW DELHI: Seven months after Jet Airways stopped flying, the airline's frequent flyer program, Jet privilege Private Limited (JPPL), in which Etihad has a 50.1% stake, has removed the name of the airline from it. JPPL will now be known as InterMiles . The program has about 1 crore members.

JPPL said in a statement: “The program will offer its growing base of close to 1 crore members the opportunity to earn and redeem InterMiles, the new age currency of engagement, across travel, hospitality and lifestyle services across (over) 10 categories and ( over) 150 program partners. ”

JPPL MD Manish Dureja said: “We are embarking on a new journey with InterMiles… What started as a frequent flyer program has, today, become the platform of choice that empowers our members to fulfill their travel and lifestyle aspirations. As we reinforce our commitment to the promise of making our members ’journey more fulfilling, our growth plan is, focused on aggregating more benefits and simplifying access to a growing bouquet of experiences and rewards.”

Each InterMile member wins, moves them to a higher level with additional benefits and privileges ... there is more to gain with each reservation made in all travel and lifestyle categories, including more airlines with any flight to any destination, hotels , restaurants, shopping, refueling and co-branded cards, ”added the JPPL statement.

JPPL was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways in 2012. It separated as a separate entity in 2014 when Etihad bought a 50.1% stake for $ 150 million. This was part of Etihad's total investment of $ 600 million in Jet Airways announced in April 2013. After that strategic alliance between Jet and Etihad, JPPL became part of the Etihad Aviation Group in which Etihad has a 50 , 1%, while Jet Airways has the rest 49.9%.

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