NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, today announce the launch of a new interline agreement that will offer customers new travel options from JetBlue destinations in the USA to Brussels, Belgium, and onward to India.
Jet Airways offers the convenience of daily non-stop services from New York's John F. Kennedy and Newark Airports to its European Hub in Brussels, international political center and home to NATO and European Union headquarters. At Brussels airport, customers may transfer to non-stop Jet Airways flights bound for Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai. In India, Jet Airways also offers an unrivalled domestic network to 53 cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad, and Thiruvananthapuram.
JetBlue is the largest domestic airline at New York, offering more than 150 daily flights that feature all-leather seating, the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline*, free in-flight entertainment at every seatback, and unlimited free snacks and drinks. It offers non-stop service from JFK to dozens of top destinations including Boston, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. and from Newark to Boston, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale.
Through this partnership, customers will now be able to book a single combined ticket for JetBlue and Jet Airways-operated flights with one stop check-in and baggage transfer between the two airlines. Customers may purchase JetBlue-Jet Airways travel via travel agents, online, or through Jet Airways' reservations call center.
"We're pleased to be joining forces with Jet Airways to provide JetBlue customers with more high-quality travel options," said Scott Resnick, JetBlue's Director of Airline Partnerships. "Whether they're traveling to the historic city of Brussels or beyond to Jet's impressive network in India, our new partner provides a top-notch travel experience that is a great complement to JetBlue's award-recognized services."
According to Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, "Jet Airways' transatlantic services from New York – Newark and JFK – to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, via Brussels, have proved extremely popular with guests, consistently registering very high loads. This partnership will enable us to tap into JetBlue's impressive network into New York, thus offering guests an unmatched, seamless travel experience between several additional destinations in the USA and India."
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 57 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.61 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 75 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London(Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways' Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is 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, operating approximately 290 flights daily.
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 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating 123 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 117 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 66 cities with 650 daily flights and later this year plans to introduce service to St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as La Romana, Dominican Republic and Liberia, Costa Rica. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800 538 2583 from the U.S.A., +1 801 365 2525 from India or Europe, TTY/TDD +1 800 336 5530, or visit www.jetblue.com.
*Based on average fleet-wide seat pitch among domestic airlines.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways