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, producing Milan the twenty-fourth international destination on Jet Airways’ network.
Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said: “We consider Milan a strategic destination, getting the company and commercial center of Italy. India, an emerging marketplace with a booming economy is a youthful and vibrant marketplace that holds beneficial potential. Jet Airways and I consume pride in bringing a taste of Modern India to Italy. Based on our experience in Europe, with a direct flight we expect the marketplace to grow by 30%. During the very first month we already have 89% occupancy on the new flight from Milan. We are therefore incredibly optimistic about this flight. Our product and our service inside air and on ground are anything incredibly special, warm and distinctive and we’re certain that the Italian marketplace will enjoy this”.
Rocco Sabelli, Managing Director of Alitalia, said: “We are incredibly happy to jobs with Jet Airways. This agreement represents a incredibly essential development for Alitalia. Connecting Italy from the principal worldwide destinations, reinforcing our leadership position inside Italian marketplace and our offer of intercontinental flights from Milan is a further step in our strategy. Alitalia stands out as the very first SkyTeam airline for getting signed an agreement with Jet Airways”.
“I am particularly happy from the new daily direct flight to Milano Malpensa – New Delhi operated by the largest Indian airline. This link will support to strengthen the relationships in between our market, wherever only the North West recorded 50% of exports to India, and a single from the major globe powers with powerful economic growth” – mentioned Giuseppe Bonomi, Chairman, SEA Milan Airports – “Malpensa confirms its leadership inside relationship with East Asia thanks also to this new flight activated inside a short time thanks our trade policy that has brought sure results: today Malpensa connects 168 destinations, reaching 86 cities outside Europe and 110 airlines”.
Jet Airways’ new flight, the only a single to offer a daily direct link in between Italy and India will connect Milan, the fashion and type capital from the world, to historic New Delhi, the capital of India.
Effective 5th December the flights will operate towards the right after 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 likely be utilizing its contemporary Airbus 330-200 aircraft configured in a couple of classes, with 30 seats in Première (Business Class seats that can be converted to 180° lie-flat beds) and 190 seats in Economy (ergonomically created seats for much more space and comfort).
Jet Airways’ and Alitalia’s guests will likely be able to experience the new state-of-the-art Terminal 3 of New Delhi Airport and achieve over 42 destinations on Jet Airways network in India. New Delhi, thanks to its strategic geographical location in between Italy and Asia, is an ideal gateway for guests from Italy to travel beyond India to other Jet Airways destinations just like Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, and Dhaka. The airline will thus provide its guests a seamless travel experience as soon as transiting at New Delhi Airport.
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