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Jet will stop US flights from March-end

Jet Airways has decided to stop operating flights to the US from March 27, 2016, onwards by reworking its flight schedule. The airline had started flying to the US — New York and Newark airports — in 2007.

The airline on Monday announced the introduction of daily non-stop services between India and Amsterdam, its new European gateway as it has finalised plans to shut down its European hub at Brussels towards end of March 2016. The Brussels hub was opened in 2007 and Jet Airways was operating multiple flights to this destination from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru at some point.

With effect from March 27, 2016, Jet will stop operating flights to Newark via Brussels. Newark will also not be connected by Jet Airways through Amsterdam. A senior official confirmed the pull out from Brussels and the US markets.

The airline had pulled out of the New York station in 2012. However, it will operate flight to Toronto. Jet, which is now feeding passenger traffic to Etihad Airways through its hub in Abu Dhabi, is curtailing long-haul flights to cut down on losses. Etihad owns 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways.

Jet said it will operate two daily non-stop flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one each from its home hubs in Mumbai and Delhi. It will operate a daily flight from Toronto to Amsterdam to provide connectivity to passengers from Mumbai and Delhi. “Schedules of all three flights have been planned to allow quick and convenient connections between India and Toronto over Amsterdam. These flights will be available for sale across all booking channels from December 15, 2015,” the airline said.

To providing convenient connections for passengers to destinations in Europe and North America over Amsterdam, Jet Airways has entered into a strategic agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Under this agreement, and subject to government approvals, Jet will codeshare to 30 European destinations for travel between India and Europe via Amsterdam. Key destinations include Brussels, Berlin, Copenhagen, Munich, Madrid, Geneva and Vienna operated by KLM.

Jet Airways will codeshare with KLM and Delta on 11 destinations between India and the US and Canada including New York JFK, Newark, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Vancouver and Montreal.

Cramer Ball, CEO, Jet Airways, said, “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.”


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