Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jet Airways to increase domestic services from Coimbatore

Coimbatore: Jet Airways, which suspended four daily services from Coimbatore to Chennai in July, will revamp its domestic operations from Coimbatore.The airlines has opened booking for a base flight operating from the city to Delhi. The new service is expected to commence in the winter schedule which starts from October 28.

As per bookings started in the website of the operator, the flight 9W 993 will depart New Delhi at 21:55 hours and reach Coimbatore at 00:55 hours. The return flight 9W 994 will operate as a base flight departing from Coimbatore at 05:45 hours. The new service is expected to benefit business travellers travelling to New Delhi in the early morning and return by the late night flight.

Coimbatore Airport Director R. Mahalingam said that the new government policy which reduced value added tax (VAT) for aviation turbine fuel for late night and early morning flights operating via Coimbatore International Airport started bringing results. The concession in the VAT is applicable for flights operating between 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
29/08/18 Wilson Thomas/The Hindu