Jet Airways enhances domestic connectivity with the introduction of widebody services

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | October 18, 2016 16:34 IST

Our fleet mix comprising both wide body and narrow body aircraft is our strength and enables us respond to market conditions and provide enhanced travel options to our guests, Jayaraj Shanmugam said.

Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, is set to introduce wide-body services on the busiest domestic routes in a move that will significantly enhance connectivity and offer superior on-board experience.

Beginning October 30th, Jet Airways will expand its wide body wings with 9W 346 / 362 on the Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai and with 9W 907 / 946 on the Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi routes, that will significantly boost its capacity on these key sectors. In fact, introducing the A330 will nearly double Jet Airways' current capacity on the fast growing Delhi – Kolkata – Delhi route.

Deploying A330s on domestic flights will allow Jet Airways to offer its guests a considerably luxurious and comfortable flying experience equivalent to international standards, including its famed 'bed-in-the-sky' lie-flat beds in Première and ergonomically designed seats that offer greater legroom in Economy. Together with convenient timings, the heightened in-flight experience will help refresh and recharge weary corporate travellers.

Departing from Mumbai for Delhi at 0730hrs, flight 9W 346 will offer comfortable same day returns for guests on its return leg from Delhi as 9W 362, at 1745hrs.

Complementing the enhanced connectivity between Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, will be a completely new non-stop flight – 9W 911/912, that will connect Kochi with Delhi, aside from additional frequencies that will connect Bengaluru and Delhi with Kolkata.

Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways says, "The Indian domestic sector is witnessing breakneck growth in demand. Our fleet mix comprising both wide body and narrow body aircraft is our strength and enables us respond to market conditions and provide enhanced travel options to our guests. The new flights and additional frequencies in our Winter Schedule further strengthen our robust domestic network, and offer our guests additional choice and flexibility to plan their travel. Deployment of wide body in domestic sectors provides us additional capacity on these key routes."

New flight:

Effective October 30th, 2016, Jet Airways will introduce a new flight between Delhi and the major port city of Kochi, thus connecting the National Capital with the principal commercial centre of Kerala. Several businesses such as heavy industries, industrial minerals, fishing and information technology are thriving in the city and its surrounding regions. The new flight will provide seamless onward connectivity to other destinations in the North such as Jaipur, Chandigarh and Dehradun. Likewise, the flights to/from Kochi will provide connections for guests to/from North America, Europe, London, and the Middle East via Jet Airways’ main hubs in Mumbai and Delhi.

Flight 9W 911 will depart at 0645hrs from Kochi and arrive in Delhi at 0950hrs. On its return, flight 9W 912 will depart Delhi at 1605hrs and arrive in Kochi at 1915hrs.

New frequencies:

The winter schedule will also see Jet Airways introduce a fifth daily frequency between Delhi and Kolkata, in addition to the wide body A330 service, while further enhancing its early morning connections by commencing a third daily service from Bengaluru to Kolkata. The new frequency, together with the wide-body service between Delhi and Kolkata will cater to corporate and business traffic allowing busy executives convenient, same day returns while traveling between these cities.

The early morning connectivity between Bengaluru and Kolkata will enable the large Northeastern diaspora to seamlessly connect and fly onwards to destinations such as Silchar, Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Dhaka via the West Bengal capital.

Similarly, the morning departure from Kolkata to Bengaluru will meet the needs of corporate guests who travel to Bengaluru and beyond to destinations like Mangalore, Coimbatore.

Flight 9W 901 will depart at 1730hrs from Delhi and arrive in Kolkata at 1945hrs. On its return, flight 9W 902 will depart Kolkata at 2025hrs and arrive in Delhi at 2300hrs.

Likewise, flight 9W 665 will depart Bengaluru at 0210 hrs and arrive in Kolkata at 0440 hrs. On return, the flight 9W 678 will depart Kolkata at 0600 hrs. and arrive in Bengaluru at 0830 hrs.

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