Having taken over as Jet Airways chief executive in the summer, Vinay Dube is overseeing the order of 150 new airplanes and the strengthening of partnerships with Delta Air Lines and Etihad Airways. Speaking to Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole, he here explains what role the UK has to play in this transformation of the carrier while also outlining his ambitions plans for expansion in China.
Responding to the increase in demand for air travel between the UK and India, Jet Airways commenced its new third daily service from London Heathrow to Mumbai.
Jet Airways is to increase passenger and cargo capacity between India and the United Kingdom by almost 33 per cent this winter with a third daily flight from London Heathrow to Mumbai, a first by any Indian airline.
Jet Airways has announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its chief executive. An accomplished industry leader and an aviation professional with close to three decades of global business experience, Dube has an established track record of leadership and business expansion at large, complex, multi-national organisations.
Jet Airways and Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico, have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines cooperation in the areas of enabling codeshare flights and frequent flyer programmes.
Jet Airways has introduced a third, non-stop, daily service between London Heathrow and Mumbai. Effective October 29th, flight 9W115 will depart Heathrow at 15:30, with arrival in Mumbai at 05:55, giving guests a head start to their day in India’s economic capital.
Etihad Airways and strategic partner Jet Airways have signed an agreement with the government of Maharashtra to promote tourism to the western Indian state. The partnership will enable both airlines to capitalise on their strong links with Maharashtra and further propel domestic and international arrivals into the state capital Mumbai and beyond.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced a further expansion of their codeshare agreement between India and the United States, providing greater choice and enhanced connectivity via London Heathrow. The new agreement will make it even easier for guests to tailor their perfect trip by combining flights from Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines in a single booking thanks to the extended codeshare.
Jet Airways has announced a strategic association with online transportation network Uber. With this first-of-its kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, Jet Airways’ guests will be able to request their Uber when booking a ticket on the Jet Airways app.
Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, have entered into a codeshare partnership. The move is designed to help both carriers enhance connectivity between India and the Asia-Pacific region.
Jet Airways and Kenya Airways have expanded their existing cooperation by including codeshares on Jet Airways’ domestic flights between Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, in order to enhance connectivity choices for guests while travelling from Kenya into India. Through this agreement, Kenya Airways will place its flight code on Jet Airways’ seven daily flights between Mumbai and New Delhi, five daily flights from Mumbai to Ahmedabad and five daily flights between Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have announced expanded cooperation with Jet Airways to provide convenient codeshare connections for customers between key destinations across North America and India via London Heathrow. Effective tomorrow, Jet Airways customers flying between India and North America will be able to connect through London Heathrow on to nine US destinations operated by Delta.