Bringing India and the Netherlands closer together

Jet Airways, a leading international airline from India, will soon begin daily non-stop services between India and Amsterdam. The inaugural flights will land at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on 27 March2016. Jet Airways will operate two daily flights from Schiphol, one to Mumbai and one to Delhi. Jet Airways will also operate a daily flight from Amsterdam to Toronto. Customers flying via Mumbai and Delhi will also be able to access Jet Airways’ network of 48 destinations within India, as well as many other destinations around the world.  

A long history between Amsterdam and India

During a press conference at Schiphol’s new Hilton hotel, the Chairman of Jet Airways Naresh Goyal said that “India’s trade relations with the Netherlands go back over 400 years and have continued to prosper in the modern age.” These new direct flights, he added, “will facilitate greater engagement and co-operation between India and the Netherlands.” 

The CEO of KLM Pieter Elbers said that the value of this new partnership for the Dutch economy is estimated to be about €100 million annually. Also speaking at the event were Delta Air Lines vice president Nat Pieper, the CEO of the Schiphol Group Jos Nijhuis, the mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan, and the Indian ambassador J.S. Mukul.

Benefits for cargo customers as well

Schiphol’s position as one of the largest gateways in Europe also provides new options for Jet Airways’ freight customers, thanks to its seamless links with sea, rail and road transportation. The new Jet Airways flights from Amsterdam will also benefit Dutch exports such as pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and food products by taking advantage of Jet Airways’ existing network in the vast Indian market.