Jet Airways To Introduce Daily Flights To Colombo From Delhi & Mumbai Effective 5th November, 2010
November 4, 2010: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will introduce daily direct state of the art Boeing 737-800 flights to Colombo from Mumbai and Delhi, effective tomorrow - November 5, 2010.
Flight 9W 256 will depart Mumbai daily at 0210 hours reaching Colombo at 0445 hours. On the return sector, flight 9W 255 will depart Colombo at 2045 hours and reach Mumbai at 2320 hours.
On the Colombo- Delhi sector, 9W 258 will depart Colombo at 0750 hours and reach Delhi at 1130 hours. On the return, flight 9W 257 will depart Delhi at 1305 hours and arrive at Colombo at 1640 hours.
The commencement of these two new flights between India and Sri Lanka , are in addition to the existing double daily Chennai- Colombo – Chennai services. The Airline launched International operations to Chennai- Colombo – Chennai in 2004.
With this enhanced connectivity, Colombo will now be connected to Jet Airways’ two strategic hubs - Delhi and Mumbai, thus offering its guests seamless connectivity through the two key Indian cities onto several destinations across North America, Europe, as well as destinations across the Gulf, Middle East and Far East on the Jet Airways network.
According to Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, CCO, Jet Airways, “Jet Airways is delighted to provide direct links from the financial and the national capital to the Emerald Isle, which is fast emerging as a highly rated global tourism destination. We are happy to offer seamless connections to several destinations to our guests from Colombo across our Global network through our two important gateways of Delhi and Mumbai. We are also happy at the same time to strengthen air connectivity to destinations within the SAARC region with convenient connections to both Kathmandu and Dhaka via Delhi.”
The airline will deploy the state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering 8 Premiere and 162 economy class seats. Guests will also be treated to the airline's award-winning in-flight product that is among the best in its class.
Sri Lanka is fast becoming the tourism destination for holiday and leisure traveler across the globe, known for its beaches, magnificent landscapes, ecologically-wondrous forests and abundance of wildlife.
Jet Airways is offering attractive inaugural fares as part of this launch, for which guests may get in touch with their nearest travel agent or the airline office 0112475375 (Delhi)
*Subject to receipt of requisite approvals
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 91 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.10 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways’ all-economy service on key domestic routes, 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 200 flights daily.
Konnect Select’ is a premium economy product introduced on certain Jet Airways Konnect flights. This new front cabin class features wider and more comfortable seats, with a 40 inch seat pitch. The services include complimentary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.
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, no-frills a irline, JetLite operates a fleet of 22 aircraft, which includes 16 Boeing 737 series and 2 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series, aircraft. The airline flies to 25 domestic destinations and 2
international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), operating over 110 flights a day, on average. Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, its all-economy, no-frills service, and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 112 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.
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