Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, on Friday began daily direct state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 flights from Colombo to Delhi and Mumbai.
Jet Airways will provide a convenient early morning service to India's national capital Delhi and a late night departure to the financial capital Mumbai. With this, the airline will offer seamless connectivity through the two strategic hubs to key Indian cities, as well as to several destinations across North America, Europe, as well as destinations across the Gulf, Middle East and Far East on the airline network.
On the Colombo-Delhi sector, flight 9W 257 will depart Colombo at 0750 hours and reach Delhi at 1130 hours while on the return leg, 9W 258 will depart Delhi at 1305 hours and arrive Colombo at 1640 hours. Flight 9W 255 will depart Colombo at 2045 hours and reach Mumbai at 2320 hours while flight 9W 256 will depart Mumbai at 0210 hours and reach Colombo at 0445 hours.
The commencement of these two new flights between Sri Lanka and India, are in addition to the existing double daily Colombo - Chennai - Colombo services. The Airline launched International operations to Colombo - Chennai - Colombo in 2004.
Jet Airways Chief Commercial Officer Sudheer Raghavan said: "Jet Airways is delighted to provide direct links from the financial and the national capital to the Emerald Isle, which is fast emerging as a highly rated global tourism destination. We are happy to offer seamless connections to several destinations to our guests from Colombo across our Global network through our two important gateways of Delhi and Mumbai.
We are also happy at the same time to strengthen air connectivity to destinations within the SAARC region with convenient connections to both Kathmandu and Dhaka via Delhi."
The airline will deploy the state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering 8 Premiere and 162 economy class seats. Guests will also be treated to the airline's award-winning in-flight product that is among the best in its class.
Sri Lanka is fast becoming the tourism destination for holiday and leisure traveller across the globe, known for its beaches, magnificent landscapes, ecologically-wondrous forests and abundance of wildlife.
Jet Airways is offering attractive inaugural fares as part of this launch, for which guests may get in touch with their nearest travel agent or the airline office 0112475375 or log on to www.jetairways.com
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 91 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.10 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.
Jet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways' all-economy service on key domestic routes, designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata - with several destinations across India, operating over 200 flights daily.
Konnect Select' is a premium economy product introduced on certain Jet Airways Konnect flights. This new front cabin class features wider and more comfortable seats, with a 40 inch seat pitch. The services include complimentary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 22 aircraft, which includes 16 Boeing 737 series and 2 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series, aircraft. The airline flies to 25 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), operating over 110 flights a day, on average. Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, its all-economy, no-frills service, and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 112 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.