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Jet Airways to launch services on the Sharjah – Kochi sector

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, July 22 - 2009 @ 10:52

The airline will launch services from Sharjah aboard a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

This will be Jet Airways’ fourth daily service to the Gulf from Kochi, complementing the airline’s existing daily services from Kochi to Doha, Kuwait and Muscat sectors.

Following the launch of Jet Airways’ services on the Dubai-Hyderabad sector on August 16, 2009, the airline’s Sharjah-Kochi flight will be Jet Airways’ eighth daily service to the UAE from India.

The airline currently flies twice daily to Mumbai from Dubai and daily to Delhi and Chennai from Dubai; and also operates daily services to Abu Dhabi from Delhi and Mumbai respectively.

Effective September 1, 2009 to October 24, 2009 and from March 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010, flight 9W 562 will depart Kochi at 1045 hrs, arriving in Sharjah at 1305 hrs. Flight 9W 561 will then depart Sharjah at 1415 hrs, arriving in Kochi at 1945 hrs.

However, effective October 25, 2009 to March 27, 2010, flight 9W 562 will depart Kochi at 1045 hrs, arriving in Sharjah at 1325 hrs. Flight 9W 561 will then depart Sharjah at 1425 hrs, arriving in Kochi at 1945 hrs.

Mr. Shakir Kantawala, General Manager–Dubai & N.Emirates, Jet Airways, said:

“Our plan to operate out of Sharjah, subject to all government approvals being in place, stems from the fact that there is a large Keralite community residing in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, who would like to travel on a full service premium airline which offers very good ‘value for money’. Jet Airways will offer its renowned world class services on the ground and in the air, at very affordable and competitive fares. Even our valued guests residing in Dubai would prefer to fly on Jet Airways out of Sharjah Airport.”

“We are offering a very special introductory fare, all inclusive, for travel from Sharjah to Kochi between 1st September and 7th September, and return journey can be completed on or before 30th September 2009. Considering that Jet Airways offers a whole new experience of comfort and convenience, there was a long standing demand from the community in UAE for Jet Airways to start operations to points in Kerala. This was long overdue and has finally happened,” he added.

“We will operate our ‘state of the art’ Boeing 737-800 aircraft on this route. This aircraft offers plush and comfortable seats in Premiere (Business Class), and generous legroom in Economy. Our JetPrivilege Frequent Flyer Members can earn Double Miles and 25% off on Jet Award tickets on this route between 16th August to 30th September, 2009,” he said.

Jet Airways currently flies to seven destinations in the Gulf including Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Jeddah from several Indian cities. The airline will also launch services to Riyadh, its second service to Saudi Arabia, on August 6, 2009.

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