Mumbai : India’s largest private airliner Jet Airways Thursday announced the creation of its European hub in Brussels, which will provide enhanced connectivity between India and Europe, Africa and North America.
Jet Airways will work closely with Brussels Airlines and will offer its customers seamless connections to and from Europe, the US, Canada, Africa and India.
The airlines will launch daily services from Mumbai to New York (Newark) via Brussels, from Aug 5. Later in the year, it will also offer daily services from Delhi to Toronto via Brussels.
The Brussels hub will enable passengers from Mumbai and Delhi to seamlessly connect to Toronto and New York respectively.
In the future, Jet Airways plans to operate 10 daily flights from Brussels between cities in India and US and Canada. Subject to government approvals, the private airlines plans to additionally operate from Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chennai to Los Angeles, Chicago, New York (JFK airport), via its Brussels hub.
Jet Airways and Brussels Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) implementing code share, frequent flyer partnership, and through check-in facilities.
Brussels Airlines will implement code share on the Jet-operated flights between Mumbai-Brussels, Delhi-Brussels and Brussels-Toronto.
Commenting on the set-up of the European hub in Brussels Airport, Jet Airways chairman, Naresh Goyal said in a press release: “Jet Airways was looking for an opportunity to combine its expansion plan to the US and Canada with an efficient hub in Europe together with a stronger national carrier offering a wide network.”