Jet Airways has introduced a new flight, Kochi to Dubai, starting November 5, and will also launch a second frequency between Mumbai and Doha effective November 5, 2014 as well as a new daily direct flight from Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram to Doha effective December 1, 2014.
It will be Jet Airways’ first direct daily flight from Kochi to Dubai and will be in addition to the currently operated daily direct flights from Kochi to Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Kuwait (via Abu Dhabi), Muscat and Sharjah.
Kozhikode will be the second destination in Kerala after Kochi to have a daily service to Doha, Jet Airways said. The airline currently operates a daily flight to Doha from Delhi, Kochi and Mumbai.
Dubai is currently linked with four flights from Mumbai and two services from Delhi. Jet Airways will also commence an additional daily service between Mumbai and Dubai (5th daily service) by 14th October 2014. This will make Jet Airways the largest operator between India and the Gulf, it said.
“The introduction of these new flight to Doha and Dubai further strengthens the presence of Jet Airways in the Indo-Gulf sector, making it one of the region’s leading carriers.
“These flights on these high demand routes will not only cater to the growing Indian expatriates but also boost tourism and trade between the these cities and will help in bringing in traffic to and from the Middle East. The airline will deploy its next – generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering twin class configuration of Premiere and Economy class,” it said.
With these new enhanced flights, Jet Airways will become India’s first private airline to operate over 40 daily flights to multiple destinations in the Gulf.
This includes daily departures to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Sharjah, Muscat, Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh, thus, making the airline the largest operator between India and the Gulf.
Jet Airways currently operates a daily flight each from Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and a twice daily from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi.
“Introduction of these flights is an important landmark in the evolution and emergence of the airline as India’s premier international airline, as we will now operate over 146 daily flights to key international destinations,” said Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice-President – Commercial, Jet Airways.