Friday, March 16, 2012

Jet Airways to Launch Delhi-Dammam Service from March 17

Jet Airways, perhaps the top name in Indian airline industry, is all set to expand its horizons. Come Sunday, the airline will start offering direct flights between Delhi and Dammam, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The airline announced that it will be a four times a week service (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) and will kick start off from March 17.

Flights to India already connect Dammam to the country’s commercial hub Mumbai and Trivandrum.

Jet Airways’ flight 9W 567 will take off from Dammam at 2355 hrs (local time) and land in Delhi at 0615 hrs next day. On the return leg, 9W 568 will depart Delhi airport at 2035 hrs (LT) and arrive in Dammam at 2255 hrs (LT).

Jet Airways is going to deploy a Boeing 737-800 on the route. Travellers who would rather take tickets on relatively cheap flights to India will find a number of Economy class seats available for them on the aircraft apart from the Premiere travel class seating options.

Jet Airways boasts a substantial presence in the Gulf with flights to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Sharjah, Jeddah and Riyadh already offered by the airline. Jet Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, Sudheer Raghavan, believes that the new route would prove to be as popular with the customers as the airline’s other services to the region. He emphasised on the viability of the route by stating that new service will offer easy connections from and to Delhi to cities like Kathmandu and Dhaka.


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