Code share agreement signed between Jet Airways and Alitalia
— Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced that it will commence daily non-stop flights from Milano Malpensa to New Delhi from December 5th, 2010 in code share with Alitalia, making Milan the twenty-fourth international destination on Jet Airways’ network.
Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said: “We consider Milan a strategic destination, being the business and commercial center of Italy. India, an emerging market with a booming economy is a youthful and vibrant market that holds great potential. Jet Airways and I take pride in bringing a taste of Modern India to Italy. Based on our experience in Europe, with a direct flight we expect the market to grow by 30%. In the very first month we already have 89% occupancy on the new flight from Milan. We are therefore very optimistic about this flight. Our product and our service in the air and on ground are something very special, warm and distinctive and we’re sure that the Italian market will appreciate this”.
Rocco Sabelli, Managing Director of Alitalia, said: “We are really pleased to work with Jet Airways. This agreement represents a very important development for Alitalia. Connecting Italy with the main worldwide destinations, reinforcing our leadership position in the Italian market and our offer of intercontinental flights from Milan is a further step in our strategy. Alitalia is the first SkyTeam airline to have signed an agreement with Jet Airways”.
“I am particularly pleased with the new daily direct flight to Milano Malpensa – New Delhi operated by the largest Indian airline. This link will help to strengthen the relationships between our market, where only the North West recorded 50% of exports to India, and one of the major world powers with strong economic growth” – said Giuseppe Bonomi, Chairman, SEA Milan Airports – “Malpensa confirms its leadership in the relationship with East Asia thanks also to this new flight activated in a short time thanks our trade policy that has brought positive results: today Malpensa connects 168 destinations, reaching 86 cities outside Europe and 110 airlines”.
Jet Airways’ new flight, the only one to offer a daily direct link between Italy and India will connect Milan, the fashion and design capital of the world, to historic New Delhi, the capital of India.
Effective 5th December the flights will operate to the following schedule:
9W 141 / AZ 7082 Milano Malpensa/New Delhi: 21.25-09.55*
9W 142 / AZ 7083 New Delhi/Milano Malpensa: 13.20-18.00
(*the next day)
The airline will be using its modern Airbus 330-200 aircraft configured in two classes, with 30 seats in Première (Business Class seats that can be converted to 180° lie-flat beds) and 190 seats in Economy (ergonomically designed seats for more space and comfort).
Jet Airways’ and Alitalia’s guests will be able to experience the new state-of-the-art Terminal 3 of New Delhi Airport and reach over 42 destinations on Jet Airways network in India. New Delhi, thanks to its strategic geographical location between Italy and Asia, is an ideal gateway for guests from Italy to travel beyond India to other Jet Airways destinations such as Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, and Dhaka. The airline will thus offer its guests a seamless travel experience when transiting at New Delhi Airport.
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 91 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.10 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 70 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways’ value service on key domestic routes, designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India.
Konnect Select’ is a premium economy product introduced on certain Jet Airways Konnect flights. This new front cabin class features wider and more comfortable seats, with a 40 inch seat pitch. The services include complimentary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.
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 aircraft, which includes 16 Boeing 737 series and 2 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series aircraft. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating over 110 flights a day, on average. Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, its all-economy, no-frills service, and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 109 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.
SEA is the company that manages the airports of Linate and Malpensa, and its activities are in accordance with the regulations set by the aviation control board. SEA is direct responsible for centralized airport services such as airport operations management, information technology, information to passengers (based on data furnished by the airlines companies), safety and security and the supply of retail services through third party agreements. SEA is also responsible for the planning, construction and maintenance of new airport infrastructures and buildings. SEA Handling, is a company 100% controlled by SEA and supplies handling services to airline companies that request them: ticketing, check-in, passenger boarding and disembarkation operations, handling services for baggage, cargo and mail, aircraft assistance for cleaning and other operations required when aircrafts are on ground. SEA Handling operates in free trade market of ground handling.
For more information, please contact:
Parinaz Driver (Assistant Manager) (L) 3989 3333