Airways is willing to ''cooperate'' with Air India to jointly
capture a larger share of international air traffic as
it does with other global carriers, company chairman Naresh
Goyal said in New Delhi on Tuesday 4 September.
was in the capital to announce the launch of Jet''s new
five-flights-a-week service to Toronto via Brussels from
Wednesday 5 September. "If Jet and the new Air India
cooperate, we definitely can get a 50 per cent market
share," he said, as union civil aviation minister
Praful Patel listened with rapt attention.
said Brussels will be the hub for his carrier in Europe,
and it will serve at least 50 destinations worldwide,
either on its own or through partnerships with other carriers.
Some of the destinations planned over the next few months
include San Francisco, New York and Vancouver.
said Jet had cornered a 23 per cent market share on the
London-Delhi sector since it started its service two years
ago. He added that he expects a similar response from
Toronto, which has one million people of Indian origin.
the erstwhile Sahara Airlines that is now Jet''s low cost
arm, Goyal told the media, would complete restructuring
its finances and break even before the end of this financial
said JetLite will continue to operate as a separate entity,
so as to bring its operating cost down. "We are buying
two Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft to augment its fleet,"