Jet Airways ties up with Brussels Airlines

April 17th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Leading private carrier Jet Airways has entered into a ‘code share agreement’ with Belgium’s Brussels Airlines to offer its passengers “seamless connectivity” with European cities, the company said Friday.
Currently, Brussels Airlines is 70 percent owned by Belgium-based companies and 30 percent by Virgin Express, British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s low-fare carrier.

It flies to over 50 destinations in 20 European countries, besides operating long-haul flights to eastern, central and western Africa.

The agreement would enable both airlines to leverage each other’s network strengths and also significantly boost air travel on the Indo-European sector, Jet chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said in a statement.

The Indian carrier, which earlier scrapped its Mumbai-Shanghai-San Fransisco service along with a few other international services as part of its restructuring plans, hoped its agreement with Brussels Airlines would strengthen its existing international network.

“This will also offer seamless connectivity between India and Europe by offering our passengers convenient connections between Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai in India and 12 European code-share destinations,” the statement said.

The code share destinations are Birmingham, Barcelona, Lyons, Madrid, Berlin, Paris, Manchester, Hamburg, Marseilles, Toulouse, Geneva and Vienna.

Jet flies daily to Brussels from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The airline also offers daily direct services to London from Mumbai and Delhi.

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