July 27, 2011
MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced that it will commence daily flights from Thiruvananthapuram to Sharjah from 30th October, 2011. The airline currently operates a daily flight from Kochi to Sharjah and the addition of another daily service will further enhance its growing International network. This will be the tenth daily service from India to the United Arab Emirates and the twenty-second Jet Airways flight from India to the Gulf.
Flight 9W 570 will depart Thiruvananthapuram at 1015 hours local time (LT) and arrive in Sharjah at 1240 hours (LT). The return flight 9W 569 will depart Sharjah at 1340 hours (LT), arriving in Thiruvananthapuram at 1900 hours (LT).
The airline will deploy its state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft on this new route, offering 16 Premiere and 138 Economy seats. Guests will be offered best-in-its-class product, which boasts of warm service, award winning in-flight entertainment, as well as delectable cuisine. Jet Airways currently operates to 24 International destinations.
With this additional flight between India and Sharjah, business customers of Jet Airways would be able to enjoy a wide choice of timings throughout the day between India and United Arab Emirates. The flights are conveniently timed to connect with Jet Airways' industry-leading domestic network and its fast-growing network to SAARC/ASEAN points.
The introduction of the new flight will further strengthen Jet Airways’ presence in the United Arab Emirates. Jet Airways’ Gulf network now serves 10 destinations in the Middle Eastern region. The additional services from Thiruvananthapuram will now complement the airline’s existing daily Gulf operations to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah, as well as Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways has established itself as a prominent brand in the intensely competitive Indo-Gulf sector for its service and quality of its in-flight product. We are confident that the new service from Thiruvananthapuram to Sharjah will prove immensely popular with our guests. We believe that this new route has the potential to serve the needs of our corporate and business travelers, especially from the South.”About Jet AirwaysJet Airways currently operates a fleet of 97 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.45years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets 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, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London(Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York(both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.About Jet Airways KonnectJet Airways' Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating over 170 flights daily.About JetLiteJetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating over 110 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 115 aircraft and operate over 580 flights daily.
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