Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jet Airways in massive expansion mode; adds 96 new weekly flights

Mumbai: The second largest airline Jet Airways on Tuesday has announced 96 new flights on the domestic network during the Monsoon season, including 14 new direct, non-stop flights to small towns under the regional connectivity scheme.

Smaller rival Spicejet has already announced three new routes under the RCS in the past fortnight.

This augmentation of domestic services between smaller cities is a result of the rising demand for aviation services between these fast-growing cities, reflecting their economic progress, the airline has said in a statement.

Announcing the monsoon schedule, Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial officer of the airline said, “our new non—stop flights, additional frequencies, as well as direct, one—stop flights are part of our continuing efforts to provide connectivity, and choice.”

“The new connections will enable guests from emerging cities to connect seamlessly on to metro cities throughout the country as well as onwards to our wide international network,” Shanmugam said.
18/07/17 PTI/The Hindu