INDIA: IAM targets Irish market for Jet

Jet Airways Cargo is following up its success in the UK with a drive to grab a share of the Irish market. The airline now has plenty of cargo space following its introduction of larger B777 aircraft on its primary London-Mumbai route, and can transfer cargo from all Ireland’s major airports using overnight express road […]


Jet Airways Cargo is following up its success in the UK with a drive to grab a share of the Irish market. The airline now has plenty of cargo space following its introduction of larger B777 aircraft on its primary London-Mumbai route, and can transfer cargo from all Ireland’s major airports using overnight express road feeders.

Jet Airways began operations to Europe just two years ago. It currently has 14 B777 fl ights per week from London to Mumbai, plus daily A330 fl ights to Delhi, and three times week A330 services to both Amritsar and Ahmedabad.

Even with a full passenger load, Jet Airways now has 22 tonnes of palletised cargo capacity on its Mumbai fl ights. The airline is also likely to upgrade its Delhi services from A330 to B777 operation during winter 2007.

The privately-owned airline has already carved a major slice of the UK market. Although it has around 29 percent of total available space to Mumbai, and 16 percent to Delhi, its market share typically hovers around 40 percent and 45 percent respectively. Recently-appointed Irish GSSA IAM now aims to repeat the airline’s UK success in Ireland.