(September 2, 2008) – Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will connect the capital cities of the Indian state of Kerala and the Sultanate of Oman, Thiruvananthapuram and Muscat respectively, with daily, direct flights, effective September 15, 2008.
Jet Airways will operate these services with its state-of-the-art, internationally-configured Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a two-class configuration: Première and Economy.
The new flight will complement Jet Airways’ existing daily service on the Mumbai-Muscat sector.
Jet Airways’ flight 9W 530 (Thiruvananthapuram-Muscat) will depart Thiruvananthapuram at 0755 hrs and arrive at Muscat at 1030 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 529 (Muscat-Thiruvananthapuram) will depart Muscat at 0030 hrs and arrive at Thiruvananthapuram at 0535 hrs.
Announcing the launch of these services, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways said, “In a remarkably short span of time, Jet Airways has established a dominant presence on the important Kerala-West Asia sector, on the strength of its superior in-flight product and service standards. In a bid to further enhance its connectivity on this sector, and in line with passenger demand, the airline is proud to be the first private Indian airline to connect Muscat and Thiruvananthapuram.”
With the launch of this new flight, Jet Airways will fly to six destinations in the Gulf (Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai) from five gateway points in India: Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai and Delhi.
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.
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.