Jet flies largest aircraft to Amsterdam

Jet's Boeing 777 (credit: Markus Mainka)
Jet’s Boeing 777 (credit: Markus Mainka)

Jet Airways has confirmed plans to deploy its largest aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, on its the Mumbai-Amsterdam route.

Effective 30 October 2016, the Indian carrier will upgrade the route from an Airbus A330 to the larger B777, due to “growing demand, particularly from business and corporate travellers”.

Jet launched the route in March 2016 and is currently the only airline flying daily direct between Mumbai and Amsterdam.

“Our daily non-stop service connecting India’s commercial capital Mumbai and the key European hub Amsterdam has received excellent response since its launch,” said Gaurang Shetty, Jet’s whole-time director.

“By deploying the 777-300ER aircraft, Jet Airways will be able to cater to the growing demand on this important sector at a time when trade and investment between India and Europe and North America is witnessing a healthy growth.

“The state-of-the-art wide-body aircraft enables us to deliver a superior in-flight experience to our guests, along with the introduction of our signature first class suites on this route.”

The B777 can handle a total of 346 passengers in three cabins – eight in first class, 30 in business class and 308 in economy. Passengers are also offered in-flight entertainment using Panasonic’s eX2 system, which offers approximately 1,500 hours of film, TV and music content.

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