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Jet Airways to make Bangalore its international gateway

Jet Airways is developing Bangalore as its international gateway because this market generates more than four lakh passenger traffic volumes per annum to North America. Lalatendu Mishra reports.

india Updated: Aug 26, 2008 20:50 IST
Lalatendu Mishra

Jet Airways is developing Bangalore as its international gateway because this market generates more than four lakh passenger traffic volumes per annum to North America.

The objective of Jet Airways is to establish itself in the Bangalore market, before Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines starts operations to various cities in the US and Europe.

The airline is also restructuring operations at its Brussels hub in Belgium to provide seamless air connectivity to nine American and six European destinations from India. The move will benefit more than half a million passengers per annum.

The new flight plan will be implemented in late October. “We want to increase efficiency and are rearranging the flights to give maximum connectivity,” said Raj Shivakumar, vice-president (revenue management), Jet Airways.

The aircraft arrival and departure timings at Brussels would be adjusted to suit transfer of passengers to their desired destination within 90 minutes of arrival.

Apart from Jet’s own destinations in New York, Newark and Toronto, six additional American destinations are served in code share with American Airlines and five additional European cities through its partner Brussels Airlines.

Currently, Jet Airways flies from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to North America. From October 31, it would fly from Bangalore to Brussels.