Jet Airways has introduced new flights in India, taking its total daily seats deployment on the domestic network from 63,500 to 64,500 per day.
The new frequency between the metro cities Mumbai and Chennai will start with effect from July 23, 2015. Flight 9W 481 will depart from Mumbai at 1310 hrs and arrive in Chennai at 1505 hrs. On return, flight 9W 482 will depart Chennai at 1540 hrs and arrive Mumbai at 1730 hrs, making it the ninth nonstop frequency on this route.
Jet Airways will introduce a morning frequency between Kolkata and Bengaluru effective July 23, 2015 on all days except Tuesdays. The flight 9W 662 will depart from Kolkata at 1045 hrs and arrive in Bengaluru at 1320 hrs. On return, flight 9W 661 will depart from Bengaluru at 1430 hrs and arrive in Kolkata at 1700 hrs. With the introduction of this flight guests from Guwahati, Patna and Ranchi will get morning connectivity to Bengaluru via Kolkata.
Jet Airways will enhance connectivity between the Madhya Pradesh capital city Bhopal, its commercial hub Indore and the Uttar Pradesh capital city Lucknow. Effective July 14, 2015, Jet Airways flight 9W 2256 will depart Bhopal at 1545 hrs and arrive Lucknow via Delhi at 1915 hrs on five days a week between Mondays through Fridays. Similarly, Jet Airways flight 9W 2454 will depart Lucknow at 0745 hrs and arrive Indore via Delhi at 1150 hrs.
Similarly, Jet Airways is commencing a new service connecting Bhopal with Hyderabad, the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Flight 9W 317 will depart Hyderabad at 12 noon and arrive into Bhopal via Mumbai at 1525 hrs. On return 9W 391 will depart Bhopal at 1555 hrs and arrive Hyderabad via Mumbai at 1935 hrs.
Jet Airways’ third daily frequency from Hyderabad to Rajahmundry will start operations effective July 14, 2015. The addition of this third frequency is in view of the rising demand for the Pushkaram (Maha Kumbh) festival, and the airline will deploy an ATR aircraft on this route. Jet Airways currently operates two daily frequencies between Hyderabad and Rajahmundry. This new flight is also being introduced to link Bengaluru with Rajahmundhry via Hyderabad. The daily Jet Airways flight 9W 2797 will depart Hyderabad at 1550 hrs and arrive Rajahmundry at 1705 hrs. On return, Jet Airways flight 9W 2802 will depart Rajahmundry at 1730 hrs and arrive at Hyderabad at 1840 hrs and operate onwards to Bengaluru to arrive at 2035 hrs.
In addition, from September 16, Jet Airways will commence an early morning Boeing 737 flight from Mangaluru to Mumbai. The new flight 9W 438 will depart Mangaluru at 0515 hrs and arrive Mumbai at 0645 hrs. On the return, 9W 437 will depart Mumbai at 1725 and arrive Mangaluru at 1845 hrs, making it the fourth daily frequency on this route.
Raj Sivakumar, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “The additional frequencies have been introduced to cater to the growing demand on the high density routes and to ensure better connectivity between India’s emerging cities.”
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 116 aircraft, which include a mix of state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300 ERs/Airbus A330-200/300 aircraft, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s, with a fleet with an average of 6.01 years age.
Flights to 73 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.