AVIATION & TRANSPORT

Jet Airways uses wide-body A330s to expand Saudi-India connectivity

Effective Oct. 30, twin wide-body jetliners comprising an A330-200 and an A330-300 respectively began flying between Dammam and Mumbai/Delhi. (File photo: Reuters)

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has expanded its connectivity between Saudi Arabia and India by introducing its wide-body A330s on the Dammam – Mumbai and Dammam – Delhi routes to cater to the growing demand on these important sectors.

Effective Oct. 30, twin wide-body jetliners comprising an A330-200 and an A330-300 respectively began flying between Dammam and Mumbai/Delhi with a two-cabin configuration of 18/34 seats in Premiere and 236/259 in Economy. Aside from increasing capacity by 50 percent on the popular route, the spacious cabin will allow guests to travel in greater comfort.

Shakir Kantawala, Vice President Gulf, Middle East & Africa, Jet Airways, said: “It is our constant endeavor to create a consistent, unmatched travel experience for our guests. Deploying the A330 gives us an opportunity to combine on-board luxury with our signature Indian hospitality to create an exceptional value proposition for our guests. Jet Airways is a preferred brand in the highly competitive Indo-Gulf market and offers unparalleled service and quality to guests. We are confident that introducing the A330 will help us establish ourselves as the airline of choice on the route.” 

Connectivity 

The wide body flights will enable a higher number of guests from Dammam to connect seamlessly onto Jet Airways’ extensive domestic network and beyond to international destinations from the airline’s hubs in Delhi and Mumbai.

The A330 service will depart Dammam as flight 9W 563, at 0010hrs and arrive in Mumbai at 0605hrs IST. The return leg, flight 9W 564 will depart Mumbai at 2110hrs IST and arrive in Dammam at 2240hrs (local time).

Similarly, Jet Airways flight 9W 567, will depart Dammam at 2330hrs and arrive in Delhi at 0540hrs IST. On the return leg, flight 9W 568 will depart Delhi at 1935 hrs IST and arrive in Dammam at 2200hrs

Jet Airways currently operates daily flights from Dammam to Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram.


This report was first published in Saudi Gazette on November 2, 2016

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