Jet Airways enhances frequencies on popular Delhi-Udaipur leisure sector


DELHI/UDAIPUR (August 28, 2008) – Effective September 1, 2008, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline will re-introduce its third service on the Delhi-Udaipur sector with a new, state-of-the-art ATR 72-500 aircraft.

The region accounts for a significant percentage of the country’s leisure traffic segment, and the enhancement of services between the two cities is in response to strong passenger demand.

Jet Airways flight 9W 3325 will depart Delhi at 1635 hrs, arriving in Udaipur at 1810 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 3326 will depart Udaipur at 1840 hrs, arriving in Delhi at 2020 hrs. The flight will operate six days a week, with the exception of Tuesdays.

Udaipur is one of India’s foremost leisure and conference destinations, equally popular with both domestic and international tourists.

The new flight will complement the airline’s current twice-daily services on the sector- a direct flight (9W 3317/3318) and another flight between Delhi and Udaipur via Jaipur (9W 3401/ 3301).

Direct flight 9W 3317 departs Delhi daily at 1140 hrs, arriving in Udaipur at 1320 hrs. On the return leg, 9W 3318 departs Udaipur daily at 1350 hrs, arriving back in Delhi at 1520 hrs.

Flight 9W 3401 departs Delhi daily at 0545 hrs daily, arriving in Udaipur at 0810 hrs via Jaipur. On the return leg, 9W 3301 departs Udaipur daily at 0820 hrs, arriving in Delhi at 1045 hrs via Jaipur.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways said, “With the festive season fast approaching, we expect passenger traffic on the Delhi-Udaipur sector, one of the most popular routes on India’s travel map, to increase. We have enhanced our services on the sector to cater to the same, offering passengers Jet Airways’ renowned service and superior connectivity between Delhi and Udaipur.”

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, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 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.

About JetLite

JetLite is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India, Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. ositioned 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.