Jet Airways has announced its plans to further
strengthen its domestic network and provide guests with greater choice to
connect between Metro cities and Tier-II towns. The airline will introduce
direct flights between new city pairs and also increase frequencies on existing
routes. The summer season will see Jet Airways bolstering its network to offer
guests nearly 650 flights/ day.
In an industry first,
and as part of its about to be launched Summer schedule, the carrier will
launch new, direct services to Madurai
and Bagdogra, from Mumbai - becoming the first airline to
connect the country’s financial capital with two well-known cities via non-stop
flights. Similarly, the airline will also connect the Pink city of Jaipur with Chandigarh,
Dehradun with Srinagar, and Bengaluru
with Kozhikode with non-stop
flights, aside from services linking Bengaluru with Lucknow, via New Delhi
and, Mumbai with Srinagar, via Dehradun.
While Bagdogra is a
major gateway for travelers to Eastern India, especially to scenic destinations
in Darjeeling and Sikkim; Madurai - a major historical
city, ranks among the most popular holy sites in the country, accounting for
significant amount of pilgrimage / tourism related traffic.
Starting March 26, 2017, the new flights to Bagdogra and Madurai
will depart from Mumbai at 1005 Hrs. and 1055 Hrs. respectively, reaching their
destinations at 1300 Hrs. On their returns, the flights from both the cities
will depart at 1335 Hrs., arriving in Mumbai at 1635 Hrs. and 1535 Hrs.
Similarly, the flight
between Jaipur and Chandigarh will depart Jaipur at 1400 Hrs., arriving in
Chandigarh at 1530 Hrs. The returning flight, will depart Chandigarh at 1610
Hrs., to reach Jaipur at 1740 Hrs. On the Bengaluru - Kozhikode sector, the
flight from Bengaluru will depart at 1315 Hrs., to reach Kozhikode at 1430 Hrs.
On its return, the flight will leave Kozhikode at 1455 Hrs., to reach Bengaluru
at 1605 Hrs.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet
Airways said, “Our planned network enhancements this summer will offer our
guests much more by way of choice, connectivity and convenience. We look
forward to welcoming all our guests to experience the joy of flying to brand
new city pairs like Mumbai and Madurai.”
Jet Airways will also add 12 additional frequencies on
existing routes across its network. These include a seventh daily flight
between Mumbai and Goa, as well as
Delhi and Lucknow, aside from a fourth frequency between Chennai–Tiruchirappalli and a second frequency between Delhi and Bhopal*. The airline will also
introduce two additional services on the New Delhi–Patna* route.