Last month, there was a discussion on opening the skies between India and United States, thus allowing more flights between the two countries. India, in the mean time allowed its local carriers to fly to countries around India. But now in another exciting development, Indian private carrier, Jet Airways has been allowed to fly to New York.
While Jet Airways officials refused to comment on when they would launch the New York operations, the airline has been planning to acquire large wide-bodied aircraft like Boeing 777s, Boeing 747s and Airbus-340s.
The civil aviation ministry had on January 31 allotted a total of nine flights to the UK to Jet Airways and Air Sahara from March-April this year.
While Jet Airways was allotted seven flights to London Heathrow per week, Air Sahara has been allotted two to Gatwick.
Air India would be operating 24 services to UK and had applied for additional flights, instead of 18. Earlier this month, the two private carriers were allowed to carry out daily operations to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. [Jet gets nod to fly to New York]
Jet Airways with its excellent service and tasty Porotta (not Paratha) and Chicken Curry can give Singapore Airlines a run for its money. Singapore Airlines is minting money from their West Coast services to India and there is no reason why Indian companies should not get a share. Jai Globalization Bhagwan!
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