Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline launched Bengaluru’s maiden international flight to the Gulf on 01 March, 2014 connecting India’s IT Hub with Abu Dhabi.
The launch of Jet Airways inaugural service at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru was marked by a multi faith prayer followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by Mr Raghavendra H Auradkar – Police Commissioner, Bengaluru, Mr Mahesh Joshi – Additional Director General, Doordarshan – New Delhi & South zone, Mr John Kottayil – Executive Director State of Bavaria (Germany), Mr M L Shanmukh – Director, HR–Bharat Electronics Ltd, Mr Jayant Venkatesh Nadiger – Trade Commissioner-Flanders, Mr. Hari Marar, President Airport Operations, KIAL, Mr Gaurang Shetty – Sr. Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways, and members of the travel trade, graced the occasion.
The new route from the garden city is Jet Airways first international flight from Bengaluru to the Gulf. Flight 9W 504 departed from Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru at 2030 hrs, and arrived at the Abu Dhabi International Airport at 2330 hrs (LT). On the return leg, the flight 9W 503 will depart Abu Dhabi at 1030 hrs (LT) and arrive in Bengaluru at 1620 hrs.
To celebrate the launch of this flight, Jet Airways has announced a special return Economy introductory fare of INR 21,725/- (including taxes) for guests travelling on the Bengaluru-Abu Dhabi sector, while the return Première introductory fare for the same sector is INR 42,440 (including taxes). This new flight will further strengthen Jet Airways’ growing international network in the Gulf region, enhancing flight connectivity beyond Abu Dhabi to immediate Gulf countries and to destinations in North America, Africa and Europe.
Furthermore, the evening departure of this flight will allow guests to make convenient and seamless connections from several southern destinations on the airline’s domestic network to Abu Dhabi and beyond, via Bengaluru.
Jet Airways currently operates a daily flight each from Delhi, Kochi and Chennai and 11 flights a week from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi.
JetPrivilege members will earn double JP Miles on travel between Bengaluru and Abu Dhabi. In addition, Jet Airways guests can avail exclusive duty free offers on leading brands at the international departure and arrival terminals. Guests may avail 10% discount vouchers from Nuance, one of the largest, specialist duty-free operators in the world. Similarly, on offer are chocolates and books at Relay, one of the world’s leading brands dealing in Books, Press and Traveler Convenience. Also, a 10% discount on all services at O2 Spa, the only premium class airport spa chain, is being offered to Jet Airways’ guests while they travel.
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.
Mr Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways, said “Jet Airways is delighted to introduce its maiden international flight from Bengaluru to Abu Dhabi. Guests travelling to Abu Dhabi will now have multiple options to travel to destinations of their choice in the Gulf, North America, Europe and Africa in a seamless manner with our Strategic Partner Etihad Airways and other interline partners. Jet Airways, is a preferred brand on this highly competitive Indo-Gulf market and has won acclaim on account of its excellent service and quality of its in-flight product. We are confident that our airline will soon emerge as an automatic first choice amongst carriers on this popular route, given our unparalleled domestic network and an ever expanding international footprint.”
“The vision of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru is to become the gateway to South India and this is showcased through our efforts in providing world-class Infrastructure and good connections across the world. The launch of Jet Airways’ inaugural flight to the Gulf from Bangalore is a reiteration of the fast-growing aviation needs of the city and I congratulate Jet Airways for this new addition,” said Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy, MD, Bangalore International Airport Limited.
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