Jet Airways Introduces Daily Service between Mangaluru-Sharjah
Mangaluru: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will operate new daily service between Mangaluru and Sharjah effective August 07, 2016. The addition of this new service will bolster Jet Airways offering to the Gulf market, further strengthening the airline’s growing network and significantly enhance connectivity for guests.
The inaugural function of the Jet Airways flight between Mangaluru and Sharjah was held at the Mangaluru International Airport on August 7, 2016. The inaugural function was attended by Dr Nitte Vinay Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University, Nalin Kumar Kateel, Member of Parliament – Dakshina Kannada Constituency, Ramanath Rai , Minister for Forest, Environment & Ecology – Karnataka, U T Khader, Minister for Food & Civil Supplies – Karnataka, J T Radhakrishna, Airport Director, Mangaluru International Airport and U Harish Shenoy, General Manager-South India, Jet Airways (I) Limited. Hidayathulla Abbas, Chairman of Hidayath Group, UAE, an NRI businessman was the first guest flying in the Premier Class to Sharjah
With the addition of Sharjah, Jet Airways will connect Mangaluru with three cities in Gulf. Jet Airways currently operates daily flights from Mangaluru to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Additionally, with a large number of Indians travelling from Mangaluru to Gulf, Jet Airways has expanded the connectivity options from various cities across India to Gulf. Likewise, inbound guests from Sharjah would be able to enjoy domestic connections over Mangaluru.
Jet Airways 9W 504 will depart Mangaluru at 0930 hrs and arrive into Sharjah at 1145 hrs (local time). The return flight Jet Airways 9W 503 will depart from Sharjah at 1245 hrs (local time) and arrive into Mangaluru at 1755 hrs.
Gaurang Shetty, Whole-time Director, Jet Airways, said, “It is indeed a proud moment for us at Jet Airways to launch our flight between Mangaluru and Sharjah. We are confident that our approach to provide direct global linkages with emerging Indian metros, will be popular to those living in these cities and Indians working in the Gulf and beyond. With economic ties between the India and Gulf region flourishing, Jet Airways recognizes the need to provide connectivity options to its guests. Jet Airways, is a preferred brand in this highly competitive Indo-Gulf market and offers unparalleled service and quality to guests.”
The launch of additional daily services strengthens Jet Airways’ already extensive network of routes serving the region and cements its place as the largest operator connecting India and the Gulf.
The airline will deploy Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route, where Premiere and Economy guests may enjoy the airline’s famed in-flight service, its award-winning In-flight Entertainment (IFE) programme and the airline’s hallmark concept of hospitality.
Jet Airways currently operates 11 daily direct flights from India each to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline operating flights to 68 destinations, including India and across the world. Jet Airways’ robust domestic network in India spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.
The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 116 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 7.07 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
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