Monday, October 09, 2017

Jet Airways expands international network with new routes, more frequencies

New Delhi: Jet Airways will introduce three new international services and reinforce six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet growing travel demand. From October 29, nonstop flights will connect Bengaluru and Chennai to Amsterdam and Paris, respectively, as part of the carrier's strategy to connect more cities, especially in the south, to Europe and North America. And the airline will start its first non-stop service between New Delhi and Riyadh.
Jet will deploy its Airbus A330 aircraft on the Chennai-Paris and Bengaluru-Amsterdam routes. The new services to Amsterdam and Paris will operate in codeshare with KLM, Air France and Delta Air Lines.
The Naresh Goyal-promoted airline will also deploy additional frequencies on key Gulf routes like Mumbai-Riyadh, Mumbai-Kuwait, Delhi-Doha and Delhi-Dammam. Jet is also adding new frequencies on routes like Mumbai-London Heathrow and Delhi-Singapore.
"Air travel between India and UK has shown a steady annual growth of nearly 10% over the last few years. The new flight will be Jet Airways' third daily frequency between Mumbai and London... (it) will enable Jet to offer onward connectivity over London Heathrow to North America with codeshare partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to as many as 14 destinations including Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York and San Francisco. The airline will deploy its biggest aircraft - Boeing 777-300ER with a three-class configuration — on the new frequency," the airline said.
09/10/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India