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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 2007/12/05 - Jet Aairways, India’s premier airline, pleased to announce an expansion of partnership with Brussels airlines, offering seamless travel to Jet airways’ valued customers from India to Birmingham and Madrid via its hub in Brussels.
Effective December 6, 2007, the codeshare arrangement, which is currently applicable on Jet Airways operated flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to Brussels, will be extended to connecting Brussels Airlines operated services to Birmingham and Madrid.
This codeshare partnership will be expanded shortly to other European cities, such as Paris, Lyon, Vienna, and Berlin via Jet Airways hub in Brussels.
Jet Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said, “As the leading airlines of India and Belgium, our partnership will combine excellent service with world-class operations thus supporting our strategy of international growth. This mutually rewarding partnership will deliver several benefits to our customers such as a wider choice of destinations with excellent connections, frequent flyer benefits, seamless transfer and interline e-ticketing all of which we anticipate, will result in increased traffic and revenue opportunities.”
Not only is Brussels the capital of the European Union, its physical location combined with Brussels Airlines’ network, makes Jet Airways hub in Brussels the natural gateway to Europe and Africa.
Designed to serve transfer traffic, the single terminal Brussels airport facilitates quick, easy and seamless connections for its customers. Brussels further distinguishes itself as one of the most convenient and passenger friendly airports in Europe thanks to its multilingual staff and English signage.
India’s tourism, business and educational ties with Europe are fast expanding, and through this partnership both partners, Jet Airways and Brussels Airlines, will be able to leverage their strengths and leadership position to tap the growing passenger traffic between the two countries.
Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 71 aircraft, which includes 7 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 52 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft, 5 Airbus A330-200 aircraft and 7 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.66 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 350 flights daily.
Flights to 54 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (JFK), New York (Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London Heathrow, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok and Kathmandu. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of wide-body aircraft into its fleet. Since its inception in May 1993 to end-October 2007, Jet Airways has flown over 81.8 million passengers.
Jet Airways (I) Ltd
Ragini Chopra, Vice President – Corporate Communications & PR
New Delhi, India
T: +91 11-4164 5080 / F: +91 11-4609 5084 - E: raginic[.]jetairways.com.
Sr. General Manager – PR New Delhi, India
T: +91 11-2652 3357 / F: +91 11-2652 3348 - E: asivanandan[.]jetairways.com.
Srirupa SEN, Manager – PR Mumbai, India
T: +91 22-2852 3648 / F: +91 22-2920 4437 - E: ssen[.]jetairways.com.