Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, launched its new Delhi-Hong Kong service, its second daily flight to Hong Kong from India, aboard a state-of-the-art, wide-body Airbus 330-200 aircraft.
The airline marked the occasion with a small inaugural ceremony at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, in the presence of senior company officials.
Jet Airways will also flag off its inaugural flight to Delhi from Hong Kong on October 1, 2009, China National Day, the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
The new daily flights will facilitate business and leisure travel between the Indian capital and the commercial hub of the East, Hong Kong, and complement the airline’s existing Mumbai-Hong Kong services.
From September 30, 2009 to October 24, 2009 and from March 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010, flight 9W 72 departs Delhi at 2250 hours, arriving in Hong Kong at 0655 hours. Flight 9W 71 will then depart Hong Kong at 1330 hours, arriving in Delhi at 1650 hours.
From October 25, 2009 to March 27, 2010, flight 9W 72 will depart Delhi at 2245 hours, arriving in Hong Kong at 0620 hours. Flight 9W 71 will then depart Hong Kong at 1335 hours, arriving in Delhi at 1720 hours.
Jet Airways’ Première (Business Class) guests enjoy 180-degree, lie-flat beds in a unique herringbone configuration that ensures easy aisle access from every seat, an oversized table, laptop power, telephone, SMS, email, and live text news, accommodating guests who want to work with a “flying office.” Première guests may also choose from a delectable menu of Indian and non-Indian cuisine and an extensive wine list.
Economy guests enjoy advanced, ergonomically-designed seats to minimize muscular and sinew tension; personal reading lights; and on-demand, in-flight entertainment, among other amenities.
According to Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways: “We are delighted to connect Delhi and Hong Kong with daily services and launch our inaugural flight from Hong Kong to Delhi on the occasion of China National Day. There continues to remain a strong demand for quality services on the Delhi-Hong Kong sector on account of the latter’s popularity as a leading global business and leisure destination.”