catiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3467 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7922 times:
Quoting kyrone (Thread starter): Why would they suddenly start basing staff in JFK, or have they been all along and I missed it?
If, and it is a big "if," they're restarting service into and out of JFK, then they're opening a base there make it easier on American (or North American) expat pilots. It doesn't matter where the rotations start. Why make them commute to to a line in India, when they can pick up the rotation in the US? Cathay, for example, has a number of US bases including JFK, and I recall a note recently that I saw that Emirates was looking at opening a JFK base as well. Makes sense when you think about it.
MesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3693 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4194 times:
Quoting psimpson (Reply 4): It looks like Jet Airways will restart services to JFK during April 2014 with B777-300ER equipment.
See below link.
I guess they'll be going direct this time instead of through BRU? Woudlmake more sense with SN now on the market and their flights from EWR not only running, but having recently been upguaged to a330-300 equipment.
I'm excited to see Jet back at JFK!!
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blueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3601 times:
Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 5): I guess they'll be going direct this time instead of through BRU?
A few months ago, Jet and Etihad announced that, as part of their new partnership, the BRU hub would be closed and replaced by a dual hub strategy at AMS and AUH.
With AUH being far closer to India, the plan is to run more flights from India, including secondary cities that can only support single-aisle aircraft that do not have the range to reach Europe, and to connect them to Jet flights to the US and Canada as well as selected Etihad code-shares to Europe, the Americas and North Africa.
The AMS hub will connect Jet flights from the largest Indian cities to KLM code-share intra-Europe flights.
I don't remember all the details, but I do think all transatlantic flights will be operated out of AUH. If memory serves me, AMS is strictly to connect intra-European KLM code-share flights with Jet flights to/from India.