Friday, April 21, 2017

Jet Airways announces Europe expansion plan

India's Jet Airways has officially disclosed plans to expand its European footprint with its 2 major partners i.e. KLM and Air France who will provide value able feed for these new services.

9W revealed that from the on set of the IATA W17 season, it shall be launching new daily nonstop flights to Amsterdam from Bangalore using an A333 which will conveniently connect to its Amsterdam-Toronto service in both directions. This new route will be code shared with KLM and BLR pax will easily be able to connect to a multiple of EU/UK + North American destinations using the Dutch carrier for the onward segment. In 2016, the total P2P market demand between BLR and AMS was 34,000 passengers and this route is expected to be favored by high yielding business class passengers going to Europe and North America in particular.

In addition to the above, 9W too announced plans to launch new 5 weekly nonstop flights from Chennai (MAA) to Paris using an A333 effective 30OCT. This new service will be code shared with Air France who will provide onward support to North America and Europe/UK. In 2016, the P2P market demand between MAA and CDG was 105,000 passengers which is quite impressive but low yielding as its mainly VFR and French tourists visiting the city of Pondicherry.   

The flight schedule of these new services are as follows:

Days - Daily
Aircraft - A333 (293 seats - 34J flat beds + 259Y)

9W 236 Dep BLR 0225 Arr AMS 0835
9W 235 Dep AMS 1050 Arr BLR 0040+1

Days - 1/4/5/6/7

Aircraft - A333 (293 seats - 34J flat beds + 259Y)

9W 128 Dep MAA 0145 Arr CDG 0810
9W 127 Dep CDG 1010 Arr MAA 0015+1

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