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Jet Airways to add 3 international routes, increase frequency on 6 others

DELHI: Jet Airways will introduce three new international services and reinforce six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet growing travel demand.

From October 29, nonstop flights will connect Bengaluru and Chennai to Amsterdam and Paris, respectively, as part of the carrier’s strategy to connect more cities, especially in the south, to Europe and North America. And the airline will start its first non-stop service between Delhi and Riyadh, reports The Times of India.

Jet will deploy its Airbus A330 aircraft on the Chennai-Paris and Bengaluru-Amsterdam routes. The new services to Amsterdam and Paris will operate in codeshare with KLM, Air France and Delta Air Lines.

The Naresh Goyal-promoted airline will also deploy additional frequencies on key Gulf routes like Mumbai-Riyadh, Mumbai-Kuwait, Delhi-Doha and Delhi-Dammam. Jet is also adding new frequencies on routes like Mumbai-London Heathrow and Delhi-Singapore.

“Air travel between India and UK has shown a steady annual growth of nearly 10% over the last few years. The new flight will be Jet Airways’ third daily frequency between Mumbai and London… (it) will enable Jet to offer onward connectivity over London Heathrow to North America with codeshare partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to as many as 14 destinations including Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York and San Francisco. The airline will deploy its biggest aircraft – Boeing 777-300ER with a three-class configuration — on the new frequency,” the airline said.

Jet’s chief commercial officer Jayaraj Shanmugam said: “Jet Airways’ network will see new introductions in Europe and the Gulf that will strengthen our commitment to provide our guests with wider choice, convenience and connectivity over our hubs in Mumbai and Delhi and onwards onto our international network, with our codeshare partners. Our new non-stop services will also help us cater to the growing international traffic from/to Bengaluru and Chennai.”

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