JET AIRWAYS’ COMMENCES ITS DAILY WIDEBODY
OPERATIONS WITH AN AIRBUS 330-200 AIRCRAFT
TO DUBAI FROM MUMBAI & DELHI
August 23, 2008: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today commenced its daily direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Dubai, with a full complement of passengers.
With the launch of these flights, Dubai becomes the 20th international destination on Jet Airways’ rapidly expanding international route map.
Dubai will be the sixth destination in the airline’s Gulf network and the second in the UAE. Jet Airways’ Dubai flights will complement the airline’s daily services to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha from various gateway points in India.
Jet Airway’s flight 9W 544 (Mumbai – Dubai) will depart Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 1840 hrs and will arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2015 hrs. The return flight 9W 543 (Dubai – Mumbai) will depart Dubai International Airport at 2145 hrs and will arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 0215 hrs.
Jet Airways flight’ 9W 548 (New Delhi – Dubai) will depart Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1930 hrs and will arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2125 hrs. The return flight, 9W 547 (Dubai – New Delhi) will depart Dubai International Airport at 2255 hrs and will arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 0335 hrs.
Jet Airways will deploy its dual-class, state-of-the-art Airbus 330-200 aircraft on these routes, featuring its acclaimed herringbone-configured Première, and its spacious new Economy class thus offering its passengers unmatched international experience in Premiere and Economy Class.
Première passengers will enjoy the comforts of Jet Airways’ unique herringbone seat configuration, which makes every seat an aisle seat. Besides converting to 180 degree flat beds with lumbar support and massage systems, Première seats also offer the busy business traveller oversized tables, laptop power, telephony, SMS, Email and live text news.
Economy passengers will enjoy seats more spacious than the norm and ergonomically designed to reduce stress and strain for perhaps the most comfortable ride in its class.
Commenting on the launch of these new flights to Dubai, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways is delighted to fly to Dubai starting with a full complement of passengers on its maiden flight. Dubai is one of the most exciting cities in the world, which has traditionally been a very popular business, employment and leisure destination, and demand for a premium service on the competitive India-Dubai sector remains high.
With a large number of Indians living and working in the Gulf, flights to these sectors consistently register high load factors. Passengers on the India-Gulf route will now experience Jet Airways’ world-class service on the Airbus 330-200 aircraft, offering the highest quality of comfort, courtesy, reliability and standards of in-flight as well as ground operations”
To commemorate its maiden foray into Dubai, the airline has introduced special return and one-way Economy class fares* of INR 11,495 and INR 8,000 respectively, and return Première fares* of INR 24,940 on all its services to Dubai (excluding applicable taxes and surcharges).
Jet Airways’ JetEscapes has also introduced exciting new holiday packages to Dubai from various gateway points in India at unbeatable prices.*
Jet Airways’ Jet Privilege members will be entitled to a host of inaugural offers, including the chance to earn Double JPMiles in Economy and Première, a 25% discount on Jet award tickets as well as special offers from leading hotels and car rental companies in Dubai and India.*
For further information, passengers may log onto jetairways.com or call our toll-free numbers 39893333/ 1800 225522.
*Terms & Conditions Apply – please refer to jetairways.com for further details.
Notes to the Editor:
* Dubai is the second largest emirate in the UAE by area
* Expatriates comprise a majority of Dubai’s population
* In 2007, the non-oil sector accounted for 65% of the emirate’s GDP
* Due to its immense scale and unique shape, The Palm, Jumeirah and
The Palm, Jebel Ali, two of the largest man-made islands in the world, are visible from space with the naked eye
About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 85 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.28 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 385 flights daily.
Flights to 64 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha and Abu Dhabi. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as a value based Airline, JetLite promises to offer value for money fares. JetLite currently operates a fleet of 24 aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. JetLite operates 141 flights every day to 30 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo).
Jet Airways with the acquisition of JetLite, today has a combined fleet strength of 109 aircraft and offer customers a schedule of over 526 flights daily.