JetBlue Airways and India’s Jet Airways have launched a new interline agreement which will offer customers new travel options from JetBlue destinations in the U.S. to Brussels in Belgium and onward to India.
Jet Airways operates daily non-stop services from both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport to its European hub in Brussels, international political center and home to NATO and European Union headquarters. At Brussels Airport, customers may transfer to non-stop Jet Airways flights bound for Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai.
In India, Jet Airways also offers a domestic network to 53 cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram.
JetBlue Airways offers non-stop service from JFK to dozens of top destinations including Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.; and from Newark to Boston, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
Through this partnership, customers will now be able to book a single combined ticket for JetBlue-operated and Jet Airways-operated flights with one stop check-in and baggage transfer between the two airlines. Customers may purchase JetBlue-Jet Airways travel via travel agents, online, or through Jet Airways’ reservations call center.
“Jet Airways’ transatlantic services from New York – Newark and JFK – to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, via Brussels, have proved extremely popular with guests, consistently registering very high loads,” says Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer for Jet Airways. “This partnership will enable us to tap into JetBlue’s impressive network into New York, thus offering guests an unmatched, seamless travel experience between several additional destinations in the USA and India.”
Based at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ERs, 12 Airbus A330-200s, 57 Boeing 737NGs and 20 ATR 72-500 turboprops. With an average fleet age of 5.61 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world.
Flights to 75 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond. Jet Airways’ destinations include Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London(Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
Jet Airways’ Konnect service operates on key domestic routes and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major Indian metropolitan areas – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several other destinations across India, and operates approximately 290 flights daily.
JetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 737s. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, operating 123 flights a day on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 117 aircraft and operate more than 620 flights daily.