JET AIRWAYS STRENGTHENS INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY FROM KEMPE GOWDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BENGALURU
WITH A DAILY NON-STOP SERVICE TO AMSTERDAM
~Jet Airways’ 3rd daily non-stop service strengthens connectivity between India and the Netherlands~
~First Indian carrier to introduce one-stop connections to 64 destinations across Europe and North America in codeshare with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France and Delta Air Lines~
Bengaluru : Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, will begin operating its daily non-stop service from KIAL Bengaluru to Amsterdam later this month, as part of a strategic move to deepen its presence in KIAL Bengaluru, while connecting an increasing number of Indian cities to its international gateways via its hubs, for guests travelling to Europe and onwards to North America.
The new direct service commencing from October 29, 2017, will provide guests with a convenient link between India’s Garden City by Kempe Gowda – a pulsating Information Technology and commercial hub, and Amsterdam – the capital of the Netherlands.
This will be Jet Airways’ third daily service between India and Amsterdam – one of its three European gateways, and will complement its existing direct daily operations to Amsterdam from Mumbai and Delhi, strengthening the airline’s as well as the nation’s connect with the Netherlands.
The new service will be operated in codeshare with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France and Delta Air Lines, with each airline placing their respective codes on the service.
• Jet Airways 9W 236 will depart KIAL, Bengaluru at 02h25 (LT) and arrive in Amsterdam 08h35 (LT).
• Jet Airways 9W 235 will depart from Amsterdam at 10h50 (LT) and will arrive in KIAL, Bengaluru at00h40 (LT).
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Alphonsus H.M. Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, said –“Like four hundred years ago, today again, the Netherlands is India’s hub in Europe. Hub for twenty per cent of all Indian exports to the European Union. Hub for Indian companies increasingly choosing the Netherlands as the ideal location for their European headquarters or distribution centres. And hub for travellers: the number of visa we issue to Indian citizens is increasing at 25% per year. In 2017, the Netherlands received 30% more Indian tourists than last year.”
Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said, “Bengaluru is witnessing rapid growth in business, commerce and tourism, accelerating the demand for quality services to and from key destinations across the world. Our latest non-stop service not only strengthens Jet Airways’ footprint in the city but is also another step forward in the realization of our core purpose of connecting more of India to the world, by facilitating seamless one-stop access from Amsterdam to 64 destinations across Europe and North America, with our codeshare partners”.
Non-stop connectivity to Amsterdam illustrates its importance as a significant European and North American gateway for both passenger and cargo traffic. In fact, guests travelling via Amsterdam on connecting flights between Jet Airways and codeshare partners KLM and Delta, will enjoy enhanced connectivity via codeshare services between Bengaluru and as many as 43 European destinations such as London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Birmingham, Bristol, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, Rome and other key cities, as well as to 21 leading cities across North America such as, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Miami, New York, Newark, Seattle among several others.
Additionally, guests of Jet Airways can take advantage of its unique and unmatched advantage that allows them to travel through one gateway and return via another, on a single itinerary from its three European gateways, viz. Paris, London and Amsterdam. At the same time, guests who are members of Frequent Flyer programmes of the codeshare partners – JetPrivilege (JP), Flying Blue and SkyMiles – can easily accrue and redeem points on each other.
The introduction of direct intercontinental flights from Bengaluru will not only boost corporate and leisure travel but also contribute to significant growth in cross border trade and commerce. In fact, guests arriving in Bengaluru can leverage Jet Airways’ onward connectivity to 11 domestic destinations including its hubs in Mumbai and Delhi for extended pan-India connectivity to other destinations from its 44-city strong network.
The new service will also enhance Jet Airways’ cumulative daily cargo capacity to Europe by as much as 15 tons facilitating increase in trade of various commodities such as flowers, perishables, pharmaceuticals, heavy machinery, garments, electrical and medical equipment, auto parts as well as exotic food items.
Jet Airways will deploy its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the route for a relaxed and enjoyable flying experience. The A330 features a spacious cabin with ergonomically-designed seats having ample leg-room, lie-flat beds in Premiere, award-winning inflight entertainment as well as all the other comforts associated with long-haul, international travel.
The airline has also introduced its specially-designed JetEscapes Holidays at attractive all-inclusive rates. These packages are specially crafted to provide the airline’s guests with an enchanting and relaxed travel experience and include return Economy airfare, airport/ local transfers, hotel accommodation with breakfast, sightseeing, travel insurance and the chance to earn 5 JPMiles* for every INR 100 spent on JetEscapes for JP members.
Jet Airways’ latest non-stop service to Amsterdam also coincides with its launch of additional non-stop services between Chennai – Paris and Mumbai – London, which also commence on the same day.
For guests travelling to North America, the airline’s latest services to Amsterdam, Paris and London, complement the one-stop connectivity it already offers via its Abu Dhabi gateway, together with its strategic partner – Etihad Airways.
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About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 64 destinations, including India and overseas. Jet Airways’ robust domestic India network spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.
Jet Airways, together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, participates in Etihad Airways Partners. Etihad Airways is part of the Etihad Aviation Group, which also holds minority investments in each of these airlines.