Jet Airways today held an event at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to announce the move of its European hub from Brussels to Amsterdam.
The move will see the first Jet Airways’ flights landing on Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016.
As reported (see news, December 2015), as well as moving its hub, the Indian carrier will launch a code-sharing deal with Delta Airlines and KLM.
It means that combined these three carriers will provide the following:
Jet Airways will fly daily from Bombay/Delhi to Amsterdam. One of these two services will continue on to Toronto while the other will terminate (in Amsterdam). Note that Jet Airways’ existing transatlantic flight to New York Newark that currently operates from Brussels will not transfer to Amsterdam.
Passengers arriving into Amsterdam (and not bound for Toronto) transfer to Delta/KLM for onward flights to North America. In total, 17 destinations will be available, including: New York Newark/JFK, Chicago, Washington DC, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal.
Those passengers coming from India can connect to a possible 50 KLM destinations across Europe.
North American-originating passengers will link with Jet Airways in Amsterdam for flights to India.
All Jet Airways flights are operated by A330-300s with 34 seats in business and 259 seats in economy.
Jet Airways says:
- Under the codeshare arrangement, it will place its code on KLM’s flights from Amsterdam to 30 cities across Europe including Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Madrid, Manchester, Oslo, Prague, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna, and Zurich.
- Jet Airways will also place its code on KLM and Delta flights to 11 points across USA and Canada, namely: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Newark, Washington, San Francisco, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver.
- For customers flying on KLM and Delta flights from North America and Europe, both airlines will place their codes on Jet Airways’ flights between Amsterdam and Mumbai and Delhi. The airlines will also place their codes on flights beyond these gateways to key destinations including: Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Goa, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kolkata, and Amritsar. Subject to government approvals, KLM and Delta will also codeshare on flights to Kathmandu, Nepal and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Customers flying via Mumbai and Delhi will also be able to access Jet Airways’ network of 48 destinations within India as well as destinations in the Indian subcontinent and Asia.