Saturday, December 01, 2018

CEO confident financial turmoil won’t affect operations

Pune: Vinay Dube, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Jet Airways, on Friday said the financial turmoil in the airline would not affect its operations, including the direct flight from the city to Singapore from December 1.

During a function marking the launch of the new flight at the city airport, Dube said he was very confident about the Jet Airways’ operations with the Indian aviation sector witnessing a growth. “Whenever we are launching something new, we should be, and we are very confident about it. Nothing will affect our operations,” he said.

Dube said the new direct flight to Singapore from Pune would be a big advantage to people. “Not just in Pune, people from in and around the city will be able to use it. With our existing six daily services to Singapore from our hubs in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, we will soon launch additional frequencies over the next week. It will help increase our reach to Singapore with nine daily direct services, making Jet Airways the largest Indian operator of flights to and from Singapore,” he said.
Valsa Nair Singh, the civil aviation secretary of the state government, said while Singapore was very important for Maharashtra, one could expect more international connections from Pune in less than eight months. She also had a suggestion for the Jet Airways. “The in-flight dining on the Pune-Singapore route should have Pune’s cuisine like puran poli and vada pav.”
01/12/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India