Jet Airways to connect Mumbai with Jeddah and Riyadh with daily flights, effective june 14, 2009
28 Apr 2009
Effective June 14, 2009, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will launch services to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the introduction of daily, direct services from Mumbai to the Saudi Arabian administrative and commercial capital cities of Riyadh and Jeddah respectively.*
These cities will be Jet Airways' seventh and eighth destinations respectively in the airline's growing Gulf network.
The airline will operate the new flights aboard a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flight 9W 524 will depart Mumbai at 1930 hrs, arriving in Riyadh at 2105 hrs.9W 523 will then depart Riyadh at 2205 hrs, arriving in Mumbai at 0430 hrs.*
Flight 9W 522 will depart Mumbai at 1900 hrs, arriving in Jeddah at 2130 hrs.9W 521 will then depart Jeddah at 2230 hrs, arriving in Mumbai at 0610 hrs.*
According to Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways, “Jet Airways is delighted to introduce daily services to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Mumbai. The introduction of these new flights will serve to further strengthen our Gulf network, better enabling us to offer passengers seamless connectivity and a world-class product on the Indo-Gulf sector.”
Jet Airways currently flies daily to Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi from several Indian cities.
*Subject to Government Approval.
About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 87 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 51 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.48 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world.
Flights to 63 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline will continue to connect existing international destinations with additional gateway points across its network in the future.
Jet Airways currently operates over 370 flights daily.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy airline, JetLite promises to offer value for money fares. JetLite currently operates a fleet of 24 aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. The airline flies to 28 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), currently operating 114 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, with the acquisition of JetLite, today has a combined fleet strength of 111 aircraft and operates over 498 flights daily.
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