Jet Airways enhances global connectivity with additional frequencies from Mumbai to Doha, Colombo & Bangkok

Introduces second frequency from Mumbai to Doha and Colombo Launches third frequency from Mumbai to Bangkok – offers seamless connections to Ho Chi Minh City

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has significantly enhanced its global connectivity with the introduction of additional frequencies from Mumbai to Far East and the gulf region. These additional frequencies being introduced from Mumbai to Doha, to Colombo and to Bangkok will provide guests with the convenience of an additional service.

The addition of a second frequency from Mumbai to Doha, Qatar’s economic centre will further strengthen the airlines growing international network and significantly enhance flight connectivity in the Gulf region.

Jet Airways flight 9W 560 will depart Mumbai at 0120 hrs and arrive Doha at 0245 hrs (local time). The return flight 9W 559 will depart Doha at 0345 hrs (LT) and arrive into Mumbai at 0930 hrs, providing connectivity to key domestic destinations. The introduction of this flight complements the flight from Mumbai to Doha. This flight provides enhanced connectivity from Mumbai to Doha and beyond to destinations in Gulf with direct and codeshare flights.

Doha is currently linked with one flight each from Mumbai, Delhi and Kochi. The new flight on this high demand route will not only cater to the growing Indian expatriates but also boost tourism and trade between the two cities and will help in bringing in traffic to and from the Middle East.

With these new enhanced flights, Jet Airways will achieve the landmark milestone of becoming India’s first private airline to operate over 40 daily flights to multiple destinations in the Gulf. This includes daily departures to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Sharjah, Muscat, Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh, thus, making the airline the largest operator between India and the Gulf.

Due to popular demand, Jet Airways has added a second direct flight from Mumbai to Colombo. Jet Airways flight 9W 252 will depart Mumbai at 1805 hrs and arrive into Colombo at 2035 hrs (local time). The return flight 9W 251 will depart Colombo at 2135 hrs (LT) and arrive Mumbai at 0015 hrs, providing onward connections to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the Gulf, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong in the Far East and to North America via Brussels and London Heathrow with direct and codeshare flights.

With the introduction of this additional flight, the airline will offer convenient options to its guests. Jet Airways is the only airline to operate two flights a day to the island nation .

In addition, Jet Airways today introduced a third daily direct service from its international gateway in Mumbai to Bangkok. The new afternoon service will provide seamless connectivity to guests from the airlines domestic network. This would make Jet Airways’ the only Indian carrier to operate three flights a day from Mumbai to Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport as well as providing on ward connections to Ho Chi Minh from Bangkok.

This new flight from Mumbai to Bangkok, offers a convenient afternoon service, flight 9W 060 which will depart Mumbai at 1255 hrs (LT) and arrive at Bangkok at 1835 hrs (LT). On return, flight 9W 061 which departs Bangkok at 0855 hrs (LT) and arrives into Mumbai at 1155 hrs (LT) daily. Jet Airways guests from Mumbai will now have the option of connecting to Ho Chi Minh city and to several destinations of their choice in ASEAN Region while they transit over Bangkok. This new flight is conveniently timed to connect guests travelling from Jet Airways domestic network to Bangkok and beyond to ASEAN points.

Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice-President - Commercial, Jet Airways said, " Jet Airways is delighted to introduce these additional frequencies from Mumbai to Doha, Colombo and Bangkok that will afford its guests the convenience of seamless travel and unmatched flight options. Jet Airways has already established itself as a prestigious brand in these competitive sectors in a relatively short period of time and these enhanced connectivity further emphasizes the airlines commitment to growing this market. This is truly an indication of the strong demand on these sectors. We are confident that these additional services will prove immensely popular with our guests."

The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these new services, offering Premiere and Economy guests an in-flight product that is among the best in its class, warm service, award-winning in-flight entertainment, as well as delectable cuisine and convenient schedules.

About Jet Airways Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 115 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 75 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 3 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.92 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 74 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.

About JetKonnect JetKonnect is a dedicated product designed to meet the needs of the low fare segment. JetKonnect will also offer guests a Premiere service on nearly all domestic routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft with nearly 261 daily flights connecting 46 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests. JetKonnect's convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares, promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.

Jet Airways and JetKonnect together operate over 562 daily flights, both domestic and international.

Mumbai, November 4, 2014

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