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Air France-KLM and Jet Airways sign enhanced cooperation agreement
A first in the history of Indian aviation, this agreement strengthens the partnership built between the three airlines since 2014. This cooperation was expanded in 2016 with an extensive code-share agreement for connections between Europe and North America and Jet Airways’ hubs at Mumbai and Delhi in India via Air France-KLM’ hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Sh. Naresh Goyal, Chairman Jet Airways and Mr. Jean-Marc Janaillac, Chairman & CEO, Air France-KLM, sign the landmark Enhanced Commercial Agreement, together with Mr. Pieter Elbers, CEO, KLM, Mr. Vinay Dube, CEO, Jet Airways and Mr. Franck Terner, CEO, Air France, flanked by crew from the three partner airlines
Mumbai, Roissy, Amstelveen, 29 November 2017
Jean-Marc Janaillac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM stated: “Air France-KLM and Jet Airways are launching the first cooperation agreement of its kind on the India – Europe market, one of the markets at the heart of the group’s strategy for the coming years. We are innovating within the airline industry by offering connections between two partnerships for the first time: our enhanced cooperation agreement for India - Europe with Jet Airways and the Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines’ Europe - North American joint venture. Jet Airways, Air France, KLM, and, Delta Air Lines will thus connect India to a vast transatlantic network via the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs”. He also added: “With over 1,200,000 customers carried between India and Europe by the Group and our Indian partner, half of whom are travelling onward to North America, we are confirming our ambition to offer customers an enhanced network, and a unique, seamless product tailored to their needs with the best products and services”.
“The enhanced cooperation agreement between Jet Airways, Air France and KLM being signed during Jet Airways’ 25th Year and Air France’s 70 Years in India, represents the next stage in our journey of offering our valued guests greater choice, connectivity, and comfort across our combined global networks. I am excited for the future, as we move forward with this historic development and the exciting new value proposition which will drive tremendous benefits to our customers.” said Naresh Goyal, Chairman Jet Airways.
In addition to the airlines’ enhanced cooperation agreement, Air France KLM Cargo and Jet Airways Cargo have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to strengthen their cooperation in the cargo sector.
For the 2017-18 winter season, Air France, KLM and Jet Airways operate 64 weekly flights between the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs and 4 destinations in India - Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
From Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Air France and Jet Airways operate 33 weekly frequencies to Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai and Chennai.
From Amsterdam-Schiphol, Jet Airways and KLM operate 31 weekly frequencies to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
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