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Jet Airways shuts Brussels hub; to evacuate stranded passengers today

Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

India’s Jet Airways which used Brussels as its European scissor hub has effectively closed the hub by cancelling all flights till March 27. From March 27, the airline was already scheduled to commence operations via its new Amsterdam hub. Recovery flights For passengers affected by the Brussels airport bombing, the airline has transported them to Amsterdam in The Netherlands, and …

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Many killed in Brussels explosions. 2 Jet Airways staff injured.

Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Brussels’ Zaventem airport and metro system were attacked by multiple bombings. Bombs exploded earlier this morning near the check-in area. The authorities have shut down the airport and the metro system. The French-Belgian border is sealed. Media reports on the number of casualties and injuries vary. CNN quoting Belgian media reports 23 deaths, while BBC reports 13 deaths. Other media …

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Jet Airways Q2 FY 2014-2015 results analysis

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

by Ameya Joshi Jet Airways, India’s largest private airline reported its third quarter fiscal year 2014-15 (FY2015) results on February 6, 2015, reporting a wafer thin operating profit after seven consecutive quarters. The airline moved to full service operations in December 2014 and the quarter reflected a mix of full service and low cost operations. Wafer thin profits The airline …

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Jetairfly to Launch Miami-Brussels

by BA Staff Image Credit: Mopje18 Belgian charter operator Jetairfly has announced the launch of twice weekly flights between its home base at Brussels and Miami, commencing 4th April, 2014 using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Miami becomes the airline’s 107th destination around the globe, its 9th in the Americas, but its first in the United States. Jetairfly is a subsidiary of …

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Report: Jet Airways scissors hub moving to Amsterdam

Earlier this week in a press conference at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Etihad CEO broke the news that Indian full service carrier Jet Airways will be transferring its European scissors hub from Brussels to Amsterdam. Thanks to the recently created Jetihad partnership (Etihad owns 24% of Jet Airways), Etihad exerts significant control over Jet’s international strategy. Jet Airways currently operates daily …

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Jet Airways international fleet and network operations analysis

by Vinay Bhaskara A recent report from Flightglobal quoted Boeing Asia head Dinesh Keskar as saying that India’s largest full service carrier, Jet Airways, could potentially convert existing order into the larger Boeing 787-9 variant. Jet Airways currently has 10 Boeing 787-8s on order for delivery from 2014 onwards, but Mr. Keskar said, “”If they do that [convert orders to …

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Jet Airways takes delivery of first new Airbus A330-300

Jet Airways, today took delivery of the first of four new Airbus A330-300 series aircraft into its fleet, at the airframer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Aircraft registration VT-JWR. The airline is expected to take delivery of an additional A330-300 (VT-JWS) later this month. The first A330-300 aircraft will be be deployed from December 22 as 9W 228/227 on the Mumbai …

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Analysis – Jet Airways decision to axe Chennai-Brussels and add Bangalore-Munich is viable

Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

It has been almost a month since India’s largest airline Jet Airways announced that it was cancelling its flights between Chennai (India’s third largest city) and its once robust scissors hub in Brussels, and I still am having trouble fully understanding the impetus behind the decision, though I do believe that there is a scenario where the move(s) made by …

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Jet Airways withdraws Chennai Brussels flight

India’s Jet Airways has suspended its Chennai Brussels daily flight with effect from November 15, 2012. This flight used to be operated by an Airbus A330-200. Confirming Bangalore Aviation’s query a Jet Airways spokesperson said In view of the current global economic scenario, including the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, Jet Airways has announced a redeployment of assets on its existing route …

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Jet Airways to get its first Airbus A330-300 next week

Photo copyright Eurospot India’s doyen of aviation journalism, Neelam Matthews, reports that, Jet Airways will receive its first Airbus A330-300 next week, which will be registered as VT-JWR. The airline already operates ten of the smaller A330-200 in its fleet, and has leased out two. The A330-200 and A330-300 are almost identical in all but length. The two other key …

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Analysis: Indian carriers get new international flying rights

Late yesterday, India’s ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) announced the latest allocation of traffic rights to Indian carriers. Traffic rights granted effective Summer 12 Spicejet – 7 services/week for Delhi-Kabul, Delhi-Guangzhou, Madurai-Colombo, Hyderabad-Bangkok, Trivandrum-Male, Cochin-Male, Delhi-Dubai, Mumbai-Dubai, Delhi-Hong Kong, Delhi-Riyadh. Jet Airways – 4 services/week on Guwahati-Dhaka, 7 services/week each on Mumbai-Chittagong, Kochi-Kuwait, Mumbai-Kuwait, Trivandrum-Dubai, Chennai-Colombo-Male, Mumbai-Singapore, Delhi-Singapore, Mumbai-Dar es …

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Analysis: Jet Airways re-configures its Boeing 777-300ER economy class seats to lower costs

When India’s largest full service carrier Jet Airways announced that it was reconfiguring its fleet of five Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, it was a part validation of Bangalore Aviation’s suggestion made in March of this year. Jet Airways will be switching its Boeing 777-300ERs from a 9-abreast 3-3-3 seating configuration in economy class to a 10 abreast 3-4-3 seating configuration. The move …

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Turbocharging Jet Airway’s international operations

By Rishul Saraf and Vinay Bhaskara Jet’s international operation, which began in 2004 with a Chennai – Colombo flight, today has over a hundred flights daily, which generate nearly 60% of the airline’s total revenues. Jet’s system wide load factors stay around a healthy 80% mark, but their revenues are unable to match up with this, hence denying them of …

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Brussels Airlines to join Star Alliance

The Star alliance press office announced that at their annual Board Meeting, the CEOs of the Star Alliance member airlines have voted to accept the application of Brussels Airlines to become a future member of the alliance. Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline offering the widest choice of flights to and from the “capital” of Europe. With a fleet of …

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