Thursday, May 04, 2017

Jet Airways to launch Chennai-Paris flights

Jet Airways on Wednesday announced that it would launch daily direct flights from Chennai to Paris and Bengaluru to Amsterdam starting October 29.
The new flight -- Jet Airways 9W128 -- from Chennai will depart at 1.45am and arrive in Paris at 8.10am local time. In the return direction, 9W 127 will depart from Paris at 10.10am and arrive in Chennai at 12.15am.
The airline has opened a five-day sale of tickets for the Paris flight at an all-inclusive introductory fare of Rs 33,999 for economy and Rs 1,29,000 for premier class for the new flight.
The new service is being planned to capitalise on the growing demand for outbound leisure and business travel and also to tap the inbound tourists from Europe to the southern region of India through Chennai.
There is also an industry connection due to the presence of companies like BNB Paribas, Michelin and Renault in Chennai.
Jet Airways 9W236 from Bengaluru will depart at 2.25am and arrive in Amsterdam at 8.35am local time. In the return direction, the flight 9W 235 will depart from Amsterdam at 10.50am and arrive in Bengaluru at 12.40am.
Jet Airways vice-president (sales) Praveen Iyer said, "Travellers flying the new routes will benefit a one-stop connectivity to 35 destinations across Europe and 24 destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico with codeshare partners Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Airlines."
03/05/17 V Ayyappan/The Times Of India