New Delhi: Jet Airways today started daily non-stop services from the national capital, Mumbai and Toronto to Amsterdam, the airline's new European hub.
The carrier has shifted its European gateway from Brussels as scheduled. Days before shifting out, the airport at the Belgian capital saw bomb attacks on March 22 that killed over 10 people and injured many, including two Jet Airways staffers.
In a release, Jet Airways said the three flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Toronto landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on schedule.
"Today marks the start of our new service connecting three continents, together with our code share partners KLM and Delta Air Lines," Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal said.
Through Amsterdam and along with its code share partners, the airline would offer seamless connectivity to more than 30 destinations in Europe and 11 destinations in the US and Canada, he noted.
"We are happy to operate daily flights to Amsterdam from Mumbai, Delhi and Toronto, thereby providing greater choice and connectivity to our guests and facilitating trade and co-operation between India and the Netherlands," Goyal said.
The flights to Amsterdam departed from Mumbai and Delhi with a full complement of Premiere and Economy guests on board its Airbus 330-300 aircraft.
Ahead of the departure of the first flights to Amsterdam, a multi-faith puja and lamp lighting ceremony was performed at both Mumbai and Delhi airports, the release said.
Those flying from Amsterdam would be able to access Jet Airways' network of 48 destinations within India as well as those in the Indian subcontinent and Asia through Mumbai and Delhi, it added.
The airline operates 116 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, next generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.