March 15, 2012
MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will provide a direct connection between Delhi and Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia four times a week with effect from March 17, 2012. This will be the third connection between Dammam and India, with Boeing 737 services already operating from Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.
The new service will operate four days a week – Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - and provide onward connections from and to Kathmandu and Dhaka as well as to some leading destinations on the domestic network through the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The introduction of this new service to Dammam will further strengthen Jet Airways presence in the Gulf, where it has emerged as one of the leading carriers on the Indo-Gulf sector.
The Jet Airways flight 9W 567 will depart Dammam at 2355 hrs (local time) and arrive Delhi at 0615 hrs (LT next day). On the return leg, 9W 568 will depart Delhi at 2035 hrs (LT) and arrive Dammam at 2255 hrs (LT) providing seamless connections to and from international and domestic destinations on the airline’s network.
The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on this route, 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. The service will complement the airline’s existing Gulf operations to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait and Sharjah as well as Jeddah and Riyadh.
Mr Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said: “The airline has already established itself as a prominent brand in the highly competitive Indo-Gulf sector on account of the warmth and quality of its inflight product. We are confident that the new service will equally prove popular with our guests. The service will also provide convenient connections from and to Delhi to neighbouring countries like Kathmandu and Dhaka and also to important stations in India.”
About Jet AirwaysJet Airways currently operates a fleet of 101 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 59 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.89 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets 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, 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 approximately 290 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 19 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 31 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating 123 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 120 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.
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