Beginning December 2018, Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, is all set to strengthen its network by introducing 18 additional frequencies on domestic as well as international routes to meet growing demand from travellers. Recently , Jet Airways launched the country’s first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester, UK. On December 1, the airline will further enhance connectivity to Singapore with its new, non-stop service from Pune. The airline’s new service from Pune will even benefit guests who are travelling to onward destinations in the Far East, Asia-Pacific and Australia via Singapore, as they can now seamlessly connect onwards using the services of the airline’s codeshare and interline partners such as Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar Asia, and Qantas. For guests travelling to India, the new service will offer greater convenience and save valuable time.
Jet Airways is also adding new frequencies on other select destinations such as Bangkok, Kathmandu and Singapore in ASEAN as well as Doha and Dubai in the Gulf, in view of the growing demand. The airline will soon add a 3rd daily frequency to Bangkok and Singapore each from Delhi and a 3rd daily service to Singapore from Mumbai, complementing its existing services and as a direct outcome to the increase in air traffic between India and the ASEAN region. Industry air passenger traffic between Singapore – India itself increased by 17% through 2017. Additional frequencies will also be introduced to the Gulf, strengthening the airline’s status as one of the largest carriers to/ from the region. December will see the introduction of 2nd daily services connecting Mumbai and Delhi with Doha respectively. The addition of a 7th daily frequency between Mumbai and Dubai will also make Jet Airways the only airline to offer unparalleled 24 hour connectivity to the Gulf’s favorite destination - for business and leisure travellers alike - with maximum number of daily services. Jet Airways will also offer a 4th daily frequency between Delhi and Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
These additional services are the result of a comprehensive network review by the airline, with the objective of strengthening its network at its hubs at Mumbai and Delhi, as part of its initiative of deploying assets on more productive and economically efficient routes instead of uneconomic ones. Raj Sivakumar, Senior Vice-President – Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Jet Airways, said, “The strategy will enable Jet Airways to offer extensive connectivity via Mumbai to most its network in South and West India. Similarly, new services to Delhi will offer seamless connectivity to the North and East of India. Both hubs will also supplement wide ranging domestic India access with connections to its growing international network, as the airline takes a further step towards developing connecting pathways between East and West, and growing as a regional hub in Asia.”