Jet Airways is selling one of their Boeing 77W parked in Amsterdam to KLM, as a part of a deal which will give them approximately USD 23 million in cash. Here is how this transaction works.
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Virgin Atlantic announced a new daily Mumbai-London Heathrow flight. KLM announced a new 3x weekly Bangalore-Amsterdam flight apart from other capacity additions. Both flights are now on sale.
KLM is increasing its presence in India as Jet Airways shut shop temporarily. KLM has added Bangalore to its network and upgauged capacity to Delhi. KLM will increase flights to daily on Mumbai-Amsterdam route gradually.
Jet Airways used to operate a daily A330-300 service on Bangalore-Amsterdam route. As Jet Airways suspended operations, KLM will now add a 3x weekly 787-9 flight on this route.
KLM is planning to launch flights to Bangalore, a 3X weekly flight operating using a 787-9. That means the connectivity between Bangalore and Amsterdam is coming back pretty after the loss of Jet Airways on this rout.e
With Jet Airways suspending operations, a huge void has been created in the international market. KLM will increase capacity from Amsterdam to Mumbai and Delhi by deploying 787-10, 777s and also increasing frequency.
JetPrivilege has confirmed that if you have award tickets booked using JPMiles on KLM / Air France, your tickets are still going to be honoured by these airlines.
Air France-KLM, which started codesharing with Jet Airways in 2014, made a metal neutral pact in 2017, has stopped selling codeshare flights of Jet Airways. Even Delta is doing the same thing.
KLM currently operates daily Delhi-Amsterdam and 3x weekly Mumbai-Amsterdam flights with a 787-9. KLM will receive the first 787-10 in June 2019.
The first refurbished section of the non-Schengen Crown lounge at Amsterdam Airport is now open to the public. The entire lounge will open in. Summer of 2019 and coincide with KLM’s 100th anniversary.
KLM Air France & Jet Airways tied the metal neutral knot last year in November. Now they are talking about cooperating on the loyalty program front. That should mean the elites of both the programs should be happy about benefits being offered on the other airline soon.