Jet Airways has signed a strategic codeshare partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines – which it says will significantly enhance connectivity between India, Europe and North America.
And from 27 March, 2016, the carrier will also operate two daily bellyhold services to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one each from its hubs in Mumbai and New Delhi and will also operate a daily flight from Toronto to Amsterdam.
The airline says schedules of all three flights have been planned to allow quick and convenient connections between India and Toronto over Amsterdam. Jet Airways will deploy an Airbus A330 on the routes.
Jet Airways chief executive officer, Cramer Ball says: “This is a significant step for Jet Airways and demonstrates our continuous endeavour to provide greater choice and better connections for our guests.
“Jet Airways’ two daily flights from India to Amsterdam will facilitate further growth in business and tourism between India and the Netherlands.”
Jet Airways says under the strategic agreement with KLM and Delta, which is subject to government and regulatory approvals, it will offer codeshare to 70 European bellyhold routes for travel between India and Europe via Amsterdam and to North America.
Ball adds: “With Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the new European gateway, we will be able to provide our guests with one stop access to a wider array of destinations across Europe and North America together with our partners KLM and Delta.
“Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s position as one of the largest gateways in Europe with seamless connectivity to sea, rail and road transportation provides greater options for our customers.”