Jet adds two international flights, takes daily roster to 100By IANS
Monday, February 14, 2011
MUMBAI - Jet Airways Monday announced the addition of two more international flights to its schedule, taking the number of such daily services to 100.
The new services are from Mumbai to Dammam - the fourth daily service from India to Saudi Arabia - and Dubai.
The airline currently operates daily flights from Mumbai to Riyadh and Jeddah and from Thiruvananthapuram to Dammam.
The airline also operates daily direct flights to the United Arab Emirates from Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, which makes the additional flight from Mumbai the sixth daily direct service on this sector.
Jet Airways CEO Nikos Kardassis said: “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.”
Starting March 28, the airline will deploy its state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these two additional routes, offering premiere and economy configurations.
Flight 9W 538 will depart Mumbai at 3.10 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 4.50 p.m. (local time). The return flight 9W 537 will depart Dubai at 6.30 p.m., arriving in Mumbai at 10.55 p.m.
Flight 9W 564 will depart Mumbai at 2 p.m. reaching Dammam at 3.45 p.m. (local time). On the return, flight 9W 563 will depart Dammam at 4.45 pm and reach Mumbai at 10.55 p.m.