Flemingo International has confirmed to DFNIonline it has secured a five-year inflight concession with Indian carrier Jet Airways on selected routes.
Flemingo International CEO Atul Ahuja told DFNIonline: “We have a contract in place now with Jet Airways—the largest carrier from India. We have started operations from Delhi and we will be trading in Mumbai soon.”
“I see a very large opportunity for growth within the Indian inflight market—for inflight sales, pre-order and home-delivery.”
The potential, he believes, is on the pre-order and home-delivery sides with Jet Airways, which caters to 35 million passengers a year across domestic and international routes.
“That’s where the numbers will stack up. The pre-order seat delivery would offer the entire range of products available at airport stores as we are not constrained by size or retail space. Home delivery will be catering to the domestic market, which again has the entire travel-retail offering available.”
Ahuja added Flemingo International will focus on the inflight market in India as opposed to elsewhere at this stage. “There are a couple of [Indian] airlines we feel we can target once we feel we can make Jet a success.”
Flemingo International has had a busy 2016, starting with the roll-out of new duty-free stores across 10 Carnival cruiseships in the Caribbean, readying the duty-free stores at 10 Indian airports after securing concessions in an Airports Authority of India tender in January, and re-bidding for the duty-free concession at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Bandaranaike International airport for which it is awaiting results.
DFNIonline has contacted Jet Airways for further information but is yet to receive a response.