Jet Airways postpones Amritsar route

28 Jun 2006 by business traveller

Jet Airways' planned service from London Heathrow to Amritsar, which should have started last month, has been postponed.The privately-owned Indian airline had planned to start a daily (except Tuesday) flight today (June 28) using a B767 belonging to Air Sahara with whom it was in takeover negotiations. But the deal fell through at the last minute, seemingly about a difference in price. So with no spare long-haul aircraft Jet Airways has been obliged to delay the start of the Amritsar route.

In other news, Jet Airways has taken delivery of its first A330-200 plane which is fitted with 226 seats comprising 196 in economy and 30 in business class. The latter are flat beds with 82 inches of pitch. The A330 has similar inflight entertainment to the A340 with passengers having access to to 'on demand' digital audio and video. It is being rostered for the Delhi-London service flying to Heathrow on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the A340 plying the route on other days.

Jet Airways has also announced marketing partnerships with Star members Lufthansa, Austrian and Thai and this is fuelling speculation that the carrier will become a future member of this alliance.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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