Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jet Airways to launch Thiruvananthapuram-Dammam flights

Private sector airline Jet Airways today said it would introduce from March 28 daily flights from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala to Dammam, its third daily service to Saudi Arabia from India.

The airline currently flies daily from Mumbai to Riyadh and Jeddah, it said in a press release. It said the flight would be operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Dammam will be the airlines tenth destination in the Gulf. Apart from Riyadh and Jeddah, it also flies to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah from different cities in India.

The new flight, 9W 566, will depart Thiruvananthapuram at 2030 hrs, arriving in Dammam at 2250 hrs. On the return sector, 9W 565 will depart Dammam at 2350 hrs, arriving in Thiruvananthapuram at 0715 hrs, the following day.

Jet Airways has already established itself as a prestigious brand in the intensely competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time, on accord of the warmth of its service and quality of its in-flight product, Mr Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways, said.

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