September 8, 2017: Continuing its focus to expand connectivity between emerging cities in India, Jet Airways is set to introduce as many as 56 new weekly flights in this month and the next, ahead of the festive season.
The new flights – that include industry firsts as well as a mix of non-stop and one-stop services between key Indian cities, are in response to the rising demand for aviation services in these cities and will further strengthen the airline’s footprint across its domestic network that currently comprises 44 cities, said the company in a press release.
In a series of industry-firsts, Jet Airways will introduce daily flights from Pune, connecting Pune to Guwahati via Kolkata as well as to Coimbatore. In other notable firsts, Jet Airways is also set to commence flight operations between Bengaluru and Silchar, as well as New Delhi and Jorhat.
Jet Airways will be the only airline in the country flying these routes which will not only bolster connectivity from Pune but will also improve connectivity of North East India with the rest of the country, the release further said. The airline is also introducing additional, non-stop frequencies on certain existing routes such as Pune – Kolkata, Jaipur – New Delhi, Guwahati – New Delhi and Chennai – New Delhi.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, “Introducing the new flights and frequencies will strengthen our presence in the emerging cities. We will be able to provide greater choice, convenience and connectivity to our guests, who can easily connect with our hubs in Mumbai and Delhi and onwards into our wide international network.”