Jet Airways has inaugurated its new non-stop daily service between Bengaluru and Amsterdam.
The flight to Amsterdam, flight 9W 236, departed from Bengaluru at 02:30 local time with a full complement of Premiere and Economy guests on board the Airbus A330.
Prior to the flight’s departure, Chief Guest, Mr. Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers & Parliamentary Affairs, along with Mr. Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister IT, BT, and Tourism and Mr. R V Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister for Medium and Large Industries; Government of Karnataka, Mr. Rajiv Bhushan Tiwari, IRS, Commissioner – Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, and Mr. Praveen Iyer, VP Commercial – India Sales, Jet Airways with other dignitaries, performed the traditional lamp-lighting ceremony. This was followed by a multi-faith prayer marking the inauguration of the new service, following which the airline issued boarding passes to the first guests who checked in for the flight.
The new service, part of Jet Airways’ winter schedule, departed Bengaluru as per schedule at 02:30 local time and will arrive at Amsterdam at 08:45 local time. The return service, 9W 235, will depart Amsterdam at 10:50 local time to land in Bengaluru at 00:45 local time.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “Jet Airways is delighted to commence its new daily, non-stop service from Bengaluru to Amsterdam. The launch of the flight comes at an opportune time as 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 well-differentiated product and service experience together with a growing number of destinations and connectivity choices for guests sets us apart from the competition. We are sure our guests will welcome the introduction of the flight and travel with us to experience the best in-flight hospitality on offer by India’s premier international airline.”
Non-stop connectivity to Amsterdam illustrates its importance as a significant European and North American gateway for both passenger and cargo traffic. 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.
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.
30 October 2017