Jet Airways enhances flight connectivity to Saudi Arabia with new daily services from Kochi & Chennai to Dammam
Option to fly to multiple destinations in Europe and Africa through gateway point Abu Dhabi, for travellers from Chennai
Mumbai, December 16, 2013
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced the addition of two daily flights that will further strengthen its growing international network in the Gulf with enhanced flight connectivity into Saudi Arabia. Effective January 15th 2014, Jet Airways will introduce two daily flights from Kochi and Chennai to Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While the Chennai flight will be operated via Abu Dhabi to Dammam, the Kochi Dammam will be served by a daily direct flight.
Jet Airways flight 9W 570 will depart Kochi at 0620 hrs and arrive into Dammam at 0920 hrs (local time). The return flight 9W 569 will depart Dammam at 1020 (LT) and arrive at Chennai at 1720 hrs (LT). Furthermore, Jet Airways offers its guests from Kochi an evening option to Dammam via Abu Dhabi. 9W 576 Kochi to Abu Dhabi will be rescheduled to depart Kochi at 2040 hrs and arrive into Abu Dhabi at 2330 hrs, which in turn connects to 9W526 Abu Dhabi Dammam. With this, Jet Airways will now offer guest’s convenient and complementary morning and evening departures to Dammam from Kochi.
From Chennai the daily flight 9W 526 will depart at 2015 hrs and arrive into Abu Dhabi at 2325 hrs on January 15, 2014. The flight will depart at 0145 hrs (LT the next day) and arrive in Dammam at 0210 hrs (LT). On the return leg, 9W 525 will depart Dammam at 0650 hrs and arrive at Abu Dhabi at 0915 hrs (LT), and depart at Abu Dhabi at 1045 hrs to arrive at Chennai at 1615 hrs (LT). Jet Airways guests from Chennai will now have the option of connecting not only to Abu Dhabi, but to several destinations of their choice in Europe and Africa, when they transit over Abu Dhabi on interline and code share flights operated by our partner airlines.
Jet Airways will now offer six non-stop flights to Saudi Arabia, with more one-stop options.
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, Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh.
Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice-President, Commercial, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways has already established itself as a prestigious brand in the intensely competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time. This achievement has been on accord of the quality of our in-flight product, which is more than ably complemented by our onboard service standards which are par with the best in the world. We are confident that the additional services from Kochi and Chennai to Dammam will prove immensely popular with our guests. 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 118 daily flights to key international destinations.”
The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these two new services, 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 provide seamless connections to and from international and domestic destinations on the airline’s network from Chennai and Kochi.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 72 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 2 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.19 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 76 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.
JetKonnect is a dedicated product designed to meet the needs of the low fare segment. JetKonnect will also offer guests a Premiere service on nearly all domestic routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft with nearly 304 daily flights connecting 48 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests. JetKonnect’s convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares, promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.
Jet Airways and JetKonnect together operate nearly 579 daily flights, both domestic and international.
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