Jet Airways, A340
Jet Airways is undergoing a major expansion as it builds towards becoming one of India”s most significant airlines.
New Boeing 737-800 services begin between Mumbai and Hong Kong from 14 April, from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi on 23 April using Airbus A330s, as well as a daily 777 rotation from Mumbai to San Francisco via Shanghai will also start from 5 May, subject to government approval.
The Gulf routes mark Jet Airways” first foray into the United Arab Emirates and increases its Gulf network to five, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha. And from April 18 and 21 respectively, the carrier will up frequencies on the Kochi-Doha and Mumbai-Muscat services to daily operations.
”We have seen increased demand for expansion of our route network and the introduction of these new routes enables Jet Airways to grow its presence in the US, Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions and we don”t plan to stop there,” said chairman Naresh Goyal.
”My vision is that by 2010, the airline should be rated among the top five airlines in the world.”
Jet Airways” decision to start San Francisco flights is in addition to its existing three North American services to New York”s JFK and Newark, as well as Toronto Pearson in Canada during the last 12 months.
Jet Airways operates a fleet of 81 aircraft to 59 destinations in India, Europe, the Gulf and North America.