Jet Airways Announces Its 100th INTL Flight With New Daily Services From Mumbai To Dammam & Dubai

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced the addition of two daily flights that will further enhance its growing international network.
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Feb. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- Increases flight frequency to Gulf Sector

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced the addition of two daily flights that will further enhance its growing international network. With the addition of these two direct daily flights, Jet Airways has achieved a landmark milestone of becoming the first private Indian airline to operate 100 daily flights to international destinations across the globe.

Jet Airways is introducing a new flight between Dammam and Mumbai. This represents the  fourth daily service from India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The airline currently operates daily flights from Mumbai to Riyadh & Jeddah and from Thiruvananthapuram to Dammam.

In addition, Jet Airways is launching a third daily flight between its Mumbai and Dubai. With three flights between these two points, business and leisure customers of Jet Airways have a wide choice of timings throughout the day. The flights are conveniently timed to connect with Jet Airways' industry-leading domestic network and fast-growing network to SAARC/ASEAN points. The airline also operates daily direct flights to the Emirate of Dubai from Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, which makes the additional flight from Mumbai to Dubai the sixth daily direct service on this sector.

The introduction of the two additional daily services to Dammam and Dubai will further strengthen Jet Airways’ presence in the Gulf, where it has emerged as one of the leading carriers on the Indo-Gulf sector.

Jet Airways’ Gulf network now services over 10 destinations in the Middle Eastern region. The additional services from Mumbai will now complement the airline’s existing daily Gulf operations to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah, as well as Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam from several cities in India.

Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways has already established itself as a prestigious brand in the intensely competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time, on accord of the warmth of its service and quality of its in-flight product. We are confident that the additional services from Mumbai to Dubai and Dammam 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 100 daily flights to key international destinations.”

The airline will deploy its state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these two additional routes, offering Premiere and Economy configurations. Guests will be offered best-in-its-class product, which boasts of warm service, award winning in-flight entertainment, as well as delectable cuisine.

Flight 9W 538 will depart Mumbai at 15:10 hours and arrive in Dubai at 16:50 hours local time. The return flight 9W 537 will depart Dubai at 1830 hours, arriving in Mumbai at 2255 hours.

Flight 9W 564 will depart Mumbai at 14:00 hours reaching Dammam at 15:45 hours local time. On the return sector, flight 9W 563 will depart Dammam at 16:45 hours and reach Mumbai at 22:55 hours.

About Jet Airways

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 97 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.95 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 71 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Milan, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.

About Jet Airways Konnect

Jet Airways Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating over 170 flights daily. Konnect Select’ is a premium economy product introduced on certain Jet Airways Konnect flights. This new front cabin class features wider and more comfortable seats, with a 44-inch seat pitch. The services include complimentary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.

About JetLite

JetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 19 aircraft, which includes 18 Boeing 737 series and 1 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series aircraft. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating over 110 flights a day, on average. Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 115 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.

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