Jet Airways is all set to launch new flight service between Dubai and Mumbai from 18th May 2012. The airline is aiming to expand its network in the UAE by luring more number of travellers taking inbound and outbound flights to India from the region.
On Wednesday, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, made the announcement of adding one more flight to Dubai from Mumbai
With the launch of this new flight on 18th May, the airline will start operating a total of four daily flights on the Mumbai–Dubai route. The airline believes that this new service will strengthen its UAE network and will enrich its presence in the Indo-Gulf region.
Flight 9W 536 will depart Mumbai at 1230 hrs and will land at Dubai airport at 14.05 hrs. Whereas the return flight to India 9W 535 will depart Dubai at 1620 hrs and will arrive in Mumbai at 2055 hrs. The airline’s press release claims that the new flight is timed in such a way that it offers convenient connections with Jet Airways’ domestic network as well as its network to SAARC/ASEAN points.
Mumbai-Dubai is a highly popular route as both these cities stand as financial hubs for their respective regions. Apart from business tourists, the route is also popular among those looking for leisurely breaks. India remains a popular holiday destination among Emirati people and every year hordes of them look for cheap flight deals to India.
The airline currently operates six daily services to Dubai from different locations in India including the South Indian cities of Chennai and Hyderabad. The latest flight will be its seventh addition.
The media reports quoted Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer of Jet Airways as saying: “The additional service will prove immensely popular with our guests as it provides a wide connectivity throughout the day. The new flight would also help in connecting our guests flying in from Tier II and III cities following an increased demand due to the flow of tourist and business traffic to and from Dubai.”
The airline will fly its high-tech Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Premiere and Economy configurations on the route. While the airline’s Premiere travel class is sure to lure travellers who seek top of the line in-flight services, the carrier’s Economy option is likely to attract budget travellers who vie for inbound and outbound cheap flights to India.