India’s second largest airline after Air India, Jet Airways has decided to cease operating flights to the U.S. from March 27, 2016 by revising its flight schedule. Jet Airways announces the launch of daily non-stop services between India and Amsterdam with effect from March 27, 2016.
Two daily non-stop flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
one from Mumbai and
one from New Delhi.
+ a daily flight from Toronto to Amsterdam.
Aircraft – Airbus A330-300
Seats – 34 seats in première and 259 seats in economy
Thus, Jet Airways makes Amsterdam its European gateway. Schedules of all three flights have been planned to allow quick and convenient connections between India and Toronto over Amsterdam, the company said. It has also finalised plans to shut down its European hub at Brussels towards end of March 2016.
Tickets available on NC Airways from December 15, 2015.
Earlier, Air India had started operations between India and US cities like San Fransisco and Washington. [See Air India]
Cramer Ball, CEO, Jet Airways, said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of new services to Amsterdam. This is a significant step for Jet Airways and demonstrates our continuous endeavour to provide greater choice and better connections for our guests.”
Jet Airways’ two daily flights from India to Amsterdam will facilitate further growth in business and tourism between India and the Netherlands, Ball added.
With the objective of providing convenient connections for its guests to key destinations across Europe and North America over Amsterdam, Jet Airways has entered into a strategic agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Under this agreement and subject to government and regulatory approvals, Jet Airways will code share to 30 European destinations for travel between India and Europe via Amsterdam.
Key destinations within the route include Brussels, Berlin, Copenhagen, Munich, Madrid, Geneva and Vienna operated by KLM.
Jet Airways will also code share with KLM and Delta on 11 destinations between India and the United States and Canada including New York John F Kennedy International Airport, Newark, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Montreal.
Till 1310 hours, the shares of Jet Airways India were trading up 1.99% or Rs 11.35 at Rs 581.00 per scrip intraday on BSE.