India’s Jet Airways is to launch daily non-stop flights from Milano Malpensa to New Delhi from 5 December 2010 in codeshare with Alitalia. Milan will be the twenty-fourth international destination on Jet Airways’ network.
The airline will use Airbus 330-200 aircraft configured in two classes, with 30 seats in Première Class and 190 seats in Economy. The flights will operate to the following schedule:
9W 141 / AZ 7082 Milano Malpensa/New Delhi: 21.25-09.55 (the next day)
9W 142 / AZ 7083 New Delhi/Milano Malpensa: 13.20-18.00
Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said, “Based on our experience in Europe, with a direct flight we expect the market to grow by 30%. In the very first month we already have 89% occupancy on the new flight from Milan. We are therefore very optimistic about this flight. Our product and our service in the air and on ground are something very special, warm and distinctive and we’re sure that the Italian market will appreciate this”.
“I am particularly pleased with the new daily direct flight to Milano Malpensa – New Delhi operated by the largest Indian airline. This link will help to strengthen the relationships between our market, where only the North West recorded 50% of exports to India, and one of the major world powers with strong economic growth,” added Giuseppe Bonomi, Chairman, SEA Milan Airports. “Malpensa confirms its leadership in the relationship with East Asia thanks also to this new flight activated in a short time thanks our trade policy that has brought positive results: today Malpensa connects 168 destinations, reaching 86 cities outside Europe and 110 airlines.”