Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch a codeshare agreement with India´s Jet Airways that brings convenient new travel options for customers flying from Europe and the United States via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to India and beyond, the companies said.
Effective March 27, 2016 and subject to government approvals, Delta and KLM customers flying from Europe and the United States to Amsterdam´s Schiphol Airport will be able to connect onto Jet Airways´ new daily flights to New Delhi and Mumbai, with onward destinations that include Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Goa, Kolkata and Amritsar in India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Delta and KLM codeshare on these Jet Airways routes will provide customers with co-ordinated customer service, a single ticket and through-check in of bags to their final destinations. Delta SkyMiles and KLM Flying Blue members will be eligible to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on codeshare routes operated by Jet.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, it employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM.
Jet Airways is India´s premiere international airline operating flights to 73 destinations, including 51 in India and 22 across the world.