JET AIRWAYS MAY JOIN NEW GLOBAL AIRLINE ALLIANCES
In a bid to expand its operations, Jet Airways is believed to be in talks with two global airline alliances — Star Alliance and Skyteam.
The “Star Alliance” consists of member airlines such as Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines and functions 20,500 daily flights to 1,200 airports.
On the other side, Skyteam consists of member airlines such as Aeroflot, Air France, China Eastern, Delta Airlines and KLM among others and operates 14,700 daily flights to 958 destinations.
Naresh Goyal, the CEO of Jet Airways, said that Jet Airways is looking to expand its international operations to destinations that are economically viable. The airline is said to be keen to start operations to Munich, Frankfurt and Paris. Currently, the airline operates flights to Brussels, Milan and London, in Europe.
Goyal also seemed to support Government’s proposal to allow 49 per cent foreign direct investment in domestic airlines and said that he would welcome any policy initiative undertaken by the Government.