Mumbai - Continuing its focus to expand connectivity between emerging cities in India, Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, is set to introduce as many as 56 new weekly flights in this month and the next, ahead of the festive season.
The new flights – that include industry firsts as well as a mix of non-stop and one-stop services between key Indian cities, are in response to the rising demand for aviation services in these cities and will further strengthen the airline's footprint across its domestic network that currently comprises 44 cities. Jet Airways today offers over 100,000 seats per day to its guests.
In a series of industry-firsts, Jet Airways will introduce daily flights from Pune, connecting the 'Oxford of the East' to Guwahati via Kolkata as well as to Coimbatore. In other notable firsts, Jet Airways is also set to commence flight operations between Bengaluru and Silchar, as well as New Delhi and Jorhat.
Jet Airways will be the only airline in the country flying these routes which will not only bolster connectivity from Pune but will also improve connectivity of North East India with the rest of the country. The airline is also introducing additional, non-stop frequencies on certain existing routes such as Pune – Kolkata, Jaipur – New Delhi, Guwahati – New Delhi and Chennai – New Delhi, reflecting the growing demand for its services to facilitate the travel aspirations of its guests.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, "Introducing the new flights and frequencies will strengthen our presence in the emerging cities. We will be able to provide greater choice, convenience and connectivity to our guests, who can easily connect with our hubs in Mumbai and Delhi and onwards into our wide international network."
The non-stop Pune – Coimbatore service - Jet Airways' flight 9W 363 will depart from Pune at 2355 hrs and arrive into Coimbatore at 0145 hrs (next day). On its return leg, 9W 364 will depart from Coimbatore at 0305 hrs and arrive into Pune at 0455 hrs., helping guests start their day early. 9W 364 will subsequently connect onwards to New Delhi, arriving early morning at 0740 hrs. On the other hand, 9W 363 will depart from New Delhi at 2115 hrs.
Jet Airways' flight to Guwahati - 9W 2486, will depart from Pune at 0355 hrs (except Tuesday) and arrive at 0820 hrs. On Tuesday, the flight will depart from Pune at 0255 hrs to arrive in Guwahati at 0720 hrs. On its return journey, Jet Airways 9W 2474 will depart from Guwahati at 1915 hrs (except Tuesday) and arrive into Pune at 0005 hrs (next day). On Tuesdays, the flight will depart from Guwahati at 2010 hrs and land at Pune at 0025 hrs (next day).
In order to meet the rising demand for connectivity from the emerging cities, Jet Airways plans to add additional frequencies to bolster connectivity on the existing routes.
For instance, Jet Airways will introduce second daily as well as third daily, non-stop frequencies between Pune – Kolkata and Delhi – Guwahati. Flight 9W 2486 from Pune will depart at 0355 hrs (except Tuesday) and arrive into Kolkata at 0630 hrs. On its return journey, Jet Airways 9W 2474 will depart from Kolkata at 2125 hrs (except Tuesday) and arrive into Pune at 0005 hrs (next day). On Tuesday, the flight will depart from Pune at 0255 hrs and arrive into Kolkata at 0530 hrs., before departing for its return journey at 2155 hrs. 9W 7026 from Delhi will depart for Guwahati at 1140 hrs. while 9W 7027 will depart for Delhi from Guwahati at 1330 hrs. daily.
Jet Airways also introduces a seventh frequency on the popular New Delhi – Chennai sector. 9W 829 will depart from Delhi at 2145 hrs and arrive into Chennai at 0035 hrs (next day). On its return leg, Jet Airways' 9W 828 will depart from Chennai at 0210 hrs and arrive into Delhi at 0455 hrs.
Witnessing rising demand from leisure travelers, the airline has introduced an eighth frequency on the Jaipur – New Delhi sector. Jet Airways' 9W 2169 departs from Delhi at 0130 hrs and arrives into Jaipur at 0235 hrs. Returning from Jaipur, 9W 2170 departs at 0345 hrs and arrives into Delhi at 0450 hrs.