03 Apr 2008
Jet Airways, India's premier international airline today announces the launch of its daily services from Mumbai to San Francisco via Shanghai, effective May 5, 2008**. With the commencement of this new flight Jet Airways will become the first Indian carrier to operate non-stop daily flights to Shanghai from Mumbai and onward to San Francisco.
Jet Airways will become the first private Indian airline to connect the financial heart of India, Mumbai with "Everybody's Favorite City," San Francisco. With the famed Silicon Valley to its south – the heart of America's technology revolution has a large concentration of Indian IT professionals who have made an invaluable contribution towards Indo-American cooperation in high technology areas. This new flight will drastically cut down the traditional flying time between India and the US West Coast, besides tapping into latent passenger demand by connecting two prominent Asian financial and commercial hubs- Mumbai and Shanghai. As only the second airline worldwide to connect Shanghai and San Francisco, Jet Airways will cater to the large volumes of business and leisure travel between the two cities, fuelled in part by the strong Chinese presence in the latter city. San Francisco, incidentally, is home to the largest Chinatown in the United States.Jet Airways East bound daily transpacific schedule:
Arrive: 6:15pmJet Airways West bound daily transpacific schedule:San Francisco:
Leave at: 8:45pm
Depart: 3:30 am*
Jet Airways' flight to San Francisco International Airport will also be the airline's fourth daily departure from India to North America, following new launches of service from New York's JFK and Newark airports, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, within the past year. San Francisco is a popular tourist and business destination, with the launch of its famed 'white-glove' services to the city, Jet Airways expects the route to prove one of its most popular sectors.
Announcing the launch of these new flights, Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said, "With the introduction of this new transpacific route to San Francisco aboard Jet Airways, we continue our airline's unprecedented expansion throughout North America. I am immensely proud of our team's accomplishments of launching four new long-haul routes in less than a year. My vision is that by 2010, the airline should
be rated among the top five airlines in the world. Having changed the way people fly in India, we are now taking to the world our very own brand of service and style that bespeaks the spirit of New India. "
Jet Airways transpacific flights aboard the airline's brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will offer unprecedented levels of luxury, privacy and comfort in the air, including First Class suites with the world's longest airline beds, private closets, dining tables for two, and 23" flat-screens. Première (business) class seats offer what are considered the most comfortable Business Class seats in the sky that convert to 73"-long totally flat beds. Leg-room in Economy is more generous than the norm - and passengers in all three classes have access to the state-of-the-art Panasonic eX2 entertainment system, complete with 200+ movies, games and endless music choices.
With the launch of its famed 'white-glove' services to the city, Jet Airways expects the route to prove one of its most popular ever.
**Subject to Government Approval
Flight schedule subject to change.
Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 81 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 9 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.2 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 380 flights daily.
Flights to 59 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark) Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
© Jet Airways (India) Ltd.