Jet Airways launches four international flights from South India
Mumbai, Sept 24 (IBNS): In an endeavour to provide seamless access to its guests, International airline Jet Airways is all set to further enhance its connectivity to the Gulf, with the introduction of a new direct flight from Kochi to the UAE's financial hub, Dubai effective Nov 5.
This is Jet Airways’ first direct daily flight from Kochi to Dubai, the international financial, commercial and tourist hub of UAE.
This new service from Kochi to Dubai will complement the currently operated daily direct flights from Kochi to Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Kuwait (via Abu Dhabi), Muscat and Sharjah.
Jet Airways will also launch a second frequency between Mumbai and Doha effective November 5, 2014 as well as a new daily direct flight from Kohzikode and Thiruvananthapuram to Doha effective December 1, 2014.
The addition of these new flights across the Gulf will further strengthen the airlines growing international network and significantly enhance flight connectivity in the region.
Kozhikode will be the second destination in Kerala after Kochi to have a daily service to Doha. Jet Airways currently operates a daily flight to Doha from Delhi, Kochi and Mumbai.
Dubai is currently linked with four flights from Mumbai and two services from Delhi.
Jet Airways will also commence an additional daily service between Mumbai and Dubai (5th daily service) by 14th October 2014, making Jet Airways the largest operator between India and the Gulf.
The introduction of these new flight to Doha and Dubai further strengthens the presence of Jet Airways in the Indo-Gulf sector, making it one of the region's leading carriers.
These flights on these high demand routes will not only cater to the growing Indian expatriates but also boost tourism and trade between the these cities and will help in bringing in traffic to and from the Middle East. The airline will deploy its next - generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering twin class configuration of Premiere and Economy class.
These new flights are conveniently timed to connect guests travelling from Jet Airways domestic network to Gulf points.
Currently Jet Airways operates daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Muscat and Sharjah from Kochi while Kuwait is connected via Abu Dhabi. It also operates a daily flight each from Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and a twice daily from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi.
Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice-President - Commercial, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways has already established itself as a prestigious brand in the intensely competitive India-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time and this enhanced connectivity further emphasizes the airlines commitment to growing this market. Jet Airways is delighted to introduce additional frequencies to Doha and Dubai that will afford its guests the convenience of seamless travel. This is truly an indication of the strong demand on this sector. We are confident that these services will prove immensely popular with our guests. Introduction of these flights is an important landmark in the evolution and emergence of the airline as India’s premier international airline, as we will now operate over 146 daily flights to key international destinations.”
The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these new services, offering Premiere and Economy guests an in-flight product that is among the best in its class, warm service, award-winning in-flight entertainment, as well as delectable cuisine and convenient schedules.
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