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May 17, 2014 Aviation, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Jet Airways has launched flights between Mumbai Paris on Thursday. Strategic code share with Air France extends its connections through Europe. Services to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle are being operated four times a week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a state-of-the-art Airbus A330 aircraft.  Frequency will be increased to a daily from 26 June 2014.

Mr. Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways, said: “With the new direct flight and our expanded code share partnership with Air France, Jet Airways will now be able to offer its guests unmatched connectivity and seamless travel from India to Europe via Paris.”

As per the new expanded code share, both carriers will place their marketing codes on each other’s flights on the Mumbai – Paris trunk route. This unnamed (5)will provide guests with a choice of a dual frequency and an additional schedule option of a morning and evening departure and arrival at both the destinations. Mr. Tjalling Smit, Senior Vice President, Middle East Gulf & India, Air France KLM, said: “Our extensive network will offer unparalleled access to twenty three key destinations in Europe.”

Jet Airways (9W) code will be placed on all twenty three routes of Air France. Similarly, Air France will have its marketing code (AF) on key routes on Jet Airways’ domestic network connecting major cities in India. Passengers can accrue points on both airlines’ frequent flier programs.

The Jet Airways and Air France schedules on the Mumbai – Paris trunk route:

 

Flight Number Sector Timing
Operating Marketing Departure Arrival
9W 124 AF 5109 BOM – CDG 12:00 17:50
AF217 9W 126 BOM – CDG 2:15 8:10
9W 123 AF 5108 CDG – BOM 21:10 9:45(+1)
AF218 9W 125 CDG – BOM 10:50 23:25

BOM = Mumbai; CDG = Paris Charles de Gaulle

Jet Airways is offering 65 seats in economy and 10 seats in business class to Air France through code share. The A 330-200 flight has a total of 190 economy and 30 business class seats.

Europe has been a popular destination both in terms of tourism and business for the Indian market. Jet Airways has simultaneously launched JetEscapes holiday packages to France.

Three, four and six night ‘Paris Getaway’, ‘Paris & Disneyland’ and ‘Paris with Champagne valley’ packages starting from INR 80,660 (USD 1358). Packages are inclusive of return economy ticket on Jet Airways,   airport transfers, accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel, sightseeing and travel insurance.

Jet Airways has maintained its average age of the aircraft at 5.5 years.

Written by : Anand & Madhura Katti

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