Jet Airways to operate flights to Newark and Toronto
(The following statement should be attributed to a Jet Airways spokesperson)
April 18, 2010:
Jet Airways has received permission from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to operate flights to and from the United States and Canada via Athens in Greece. The airline plans to operate flights from Mumbai and Delhi to help passengers reach their final destinations in the United States and Canada.
Jet Airways has ensured that the chosen route via Athens is one that would avoid the volcanic ash that is currently affecting European air space. As a responsible carrier, the airline had initiated this dialogue to ensure a quick resumption of flight operations to North America, while minimizing the inconvenience and discomfort to its guests in this difficult situation
Jet Airways flights to Newark and Toronto will operate on the 19th as per the following schedule
9W-228 BOM/ATH DEP BOM 0220 ARR ATH 0750........operating with B777
9W-228 ATH /EWR DEP ATH 0850 ARR EWR 1250.......operating with B777
9W-230 DEL/ATH DEP DEL 0235 ARR ATH 0835.............operating with A330....
9W-230 ATH/YYZ DEP ATH 0935 ARR YYZ 1355.............operating with A330....
9W-227 EWR/ATH DEP EWR 1835 ARR ATH 1220.........operating with A330....
9W-227 ATH/BOM DEP ATH 1320 ARR BOM 2340........operating with A330.
9W-229 YYZ/ATH DEP YYZ 1835 ARR ATH 1240.............operating with A330....
9W-229 ATH/DEL DEP ATH 1340 ARR DEL 0030.............operating with A330...
Post the closure of London Heathrow and Brussels Airports due to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland, Jet Airways has been working closely with the relevant authorities to evaluate the possibility of mounting flights to and from the United States and Canada via an alternate technical transit point in Europe.
The airline plans to resume flights to London and Brussels as soon as London Heathrow and Brussels airports re-open.
In case of cancellation/ rescheduling of guest travel plans, all penalties have been waived as a gesture of goodwill. Jet Airways regrets inconvenience caused to its guests due to a situation beyond our control.
Jet Airways will keep you posted with flight updates as they happen.
For further updates and information on flight schedules, please visit Jet Airways’ website: www.jetairways.com or get in touch with our call centre at 022 3989 33 33.