INDIA: India’s Jet gets nod for Milan flights

The ministry of civil aviation has approved a proposal by Jet Airways to fly to Milan in Italy and has also given its permission for the carrier to increase its frequency of flights to short-haul international destinations such as Dubai, Bangkok and Colombo from various Indian cities. The approval will allow Jet to access the […]


The ministry of civil aviation has approved a proposal by Jet Airways to fly to Milan in Italy and has also given its permission for the carrier to increase its frequency of flights to short-haul international destinations such as Dubai, Bangkok and Colombo from various Indian cities.

The approval will allow Jet to access the largely untapped India-Italy market, which is currently served through indirect connections.

Jet Airways launched international flights in 2004 and expanded aggressively on long-haul routes, but imposed a moratorium of new longhaul international flights in November 2008 after a credit crunch and economic slowdown.

As a part of resuming its long-distance route expansion, Jet Airways has also applied for permission to fly to other international destinations including Mexico and Paris.