Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Exclusive! Jet Airways reconfigures A330- a sign of better times ?

Neelam Mathews
Sept 25, 2012

We hear that given the good business on the Brussels route, Jet Airways may be looking to reconfigure an A330 (VT-JWM) from a 1-1-1  in Business Class to a 1-2-1 config and additional rows in economy. The remaining A330s might also be reconfigured.

Not great news for passengers though who'll be packed more than usual!

We are also hearing that Jet’s base will not be shifted to Munich as reported by some newspapers. There will just be a flight from Mumbai to Frankfurt and one to Munich. It is also believed that Lufthansa wants a codeshare with Jet in India the way Jet wants it for its operations in Europe.

“Jet will never join an alliance,” an official tells us. One would be inclined to say: “Never say never,” but  increasingly, many in the business are following the Emirates philosophy of alignments but not alliances.

Here's a video on the recent partnership  with OneWorld partner, Qantas-

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