Saturday, December 17, 2016

Jet Airways names Bangalore as future hub

Jet Airways(9W, Mumbai Int'l) has named Bangalore Int'l as a future hub, with two new international routes launching from the southern Indian city in the next two weeks.

Vice-president (commercial) Praveen Iyer confirmed that Bangalore was an increasing focus. “Given the rising importance of the city, we intend to make it our third domestic hub in the near future," he said.

The LCC launched its Bangalore - Singapore Changi route this week on a B737-800. The route is currently served by Tiger Airways (TR, Singapore Changi) and Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi), which offer daily redeye flights, and SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) which operates a 5x weekly morning run. Jet Airways' Bangalore - Colombo Int'l service will commence on January 5, 2017 also using a B737-800. Only SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l) currently links Bangalore and Colombo.

Jet Airways serves around 39,000 passengers weekly out of Bangalore, with more than 93% of those flying domestically.
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