Jet Airways to operate eight flights daily from India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, making it the largest Indian operator in the region.
MUMBAI, 2014-5-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced the addition of a daily direct flight from Kozhikode to Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This new Boeing 737 flight effective June 10th 2014, will further strengthen the airlines growing international network and significantly enhance flight connectivity in the Gulf, especially into Saudi Arabia.
Jet Airways flight 9W 578 will depart Kozhikode at 2200 hrs and arrive into Dammam at 0000 hrs (local time). The return flight 9W 577 will depart Dammam at 1020 (LT) and arrive at Kozhikode at 1715 hrs.
Kozhikode will be the third destination in Kerala after Kochi and Thiruvanathapuram to have a daily direct service to Dammam and in all Jet Airways will now operate eight flights daily from India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, making it the largest Indian operator in the region.
The introduction of this new service to Dammam from Kozhikode, further reinforces Jet Airways’ commitment to the Indian expatriates working in the Gulf in terms of affording them seamless point-to-point connectivity to and from the Gulf. Currently Jet Airways operates daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Muscat and Sharjah from Kochi while Kuwait is connected via Abu Dhabi. Jet Airways also operates a daily flight to Dammam and Muscat from Thiruvananthapuram.
With these new enhanced flights, Jet Airways will achieve the landmark milestone of becoming India’s first private airline to operate over 50 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.
Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice-President – Commercial, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways has already established itself as a prestigious brand in the intensely competitive India-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time and this enhanced connectivity further emphasizes the airlines commitment to growing this market. Jet Airways is delighted to re-enter the Kozhikode-Gulf market with this non-stop service that will afford its guests the convenience of seamless point-to-point travel. We are confident that the direct service from Kozhikode to Dammam will prove immensely popular with our guests. Introduction of this flight is an important landmark in the evolution and emergence of the airline as India’s premier international airline, as we will now operate over 126 daily flights to key international destinations.”
The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on this new service, offering Premiere and Economy guests an in-flight product that is among the best in its class, warm service, award-winning in-flight entertainment, as well as delectable cuisine and convenient schedules.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 73 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 3 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.18 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 75 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
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