Private full-service carrier Jet Airways has announced launch of an additional flight on the Hyderabad-Dammam Mangaluru-Sharjah route from August.
Dammam will be the second city in the Gulf region to be connected with Hyderabad by Jet Airways after Abu Dhabi, the airlines said in a statement.
Jet Airways said it will deploy narrow-body Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft in a two-cabin class –premiere (business) and economy for the new flights, which will be launched on August 7.
With the addition of Sharjah, Jet Airways will operate to three cities, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi being the other two, in the Gulf region from Mangaluru, it said.
Following the launch of these new flights, Jet Airways will operate around 640 weekly flights between India and 12 destinations in the Gulf, making it the largest operator connecting India to this region, the airline said.
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The travel demand to the Gulf regions is growing rapidly with over 32 lakh flyers travelling to various countries in this region from India between January-March 2016 while a similar number returning to India during the same period, Jet Airways said.
“Jet Airways is delighted to offer these new flight options and great service to travellers to the Arabian Gulf.
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With economic ties between India and the Gulf region flourishing, Jet Airways recognises the need to provide more flight options to its passengers,” Jet Airways Whole Time director Gaurang Shetty said.
The addition of these new services will bolster Jet Airways’ offering to the Arabian Gulf region, further strengthening the airline’s growing network and significantly enhancing connectivity for passengers, the statement said.