The deal will come into effect from 1 July, with passengers on the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s flights able to link to Jet Airways routes from the Indian carrier’s two hub airports in Delhi and Mumbai. The two airlines have also signed an agreement to link their respective frequent flyer programmes.

Etihad has been pushing the strategic codeshare agreements recently as a simple method of expanding the company’s global network. The carrier already has eight other such arrangements with Yemen Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Philippine Airlines, Middle East Airlines and the UK airline, BMI.