Jet Airways to start operations to its new European gateway

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New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Monday announced the launch of daily non-stop flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to its new European gateway of Amsterdam, starting from March 27.

According to the company, the new flights to its new European gateway of Amsterdam – Airport Schiphol will enhance connectivity between India, Europe and North America.

The move assumes significance, as the airline will shift its European hub from Brussels to Amsterdam.

The airline also operates out of Abu Dhabi in partnership with its equity partner Etihad Airways.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our new daily 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,” said Gaurang Shetty, wholetime director, Jet Airways.

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The airline elaborated that the new flights will be operated under a strategic codeshare agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

The airline cited that the new codeshare partnership will provide convenient connections for Jet Airways passengers to and from destinations across Europe and North America via Amsterdam.

Under the codeshare agreement, the airline will operate two daily non-stop flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The airline will also operate a daily flight to Toronto from Amsterdam.

“The strategic codeshare partnerships with KLM and Delta will enable us to offer wider access, unmatched connectivity and seamless travel from India to key destinations in Europe and North America,” Shetty added.

The company announced that the strategic partnership will offer one-stop codeshare access to Jet Airways passengers for travel to 30 destinations across Europe and 11 destinations in the United States and Canada.

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The move is expected to increase travel options for both Indian travellers to Europe and North America and customers of KLM and Delta flights to the Indian subcontinent and Asia.

Max Smits, general manager for Indian Sub-Continent with KLM, said: “Together with our joint venture partner Delta we will transfer passengers smoothly and swiftly between three continents and via KLM’s home base Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, thus expanding choice and connectivity for our customers.”

In addition, the airline major added that its new flights to Airport Schiphol will cater to the growing freight demand between India and Europe.

“Jet Airways’ direct daily flights from Amsterdam will benefit exports from the Netherlands including pharmaceuticals, specialised medical equipment, food and horticultural products, by facilitating access to Jet Airways’ network across the vast Indian market,” the company said in a statement.

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