Jet Airways to introduce wide-body planes on busiest routes

Jet Airways to fly wide-body planes with higher capacity on Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata routes from 30 October to meet high demand


File photo. Jet said it will also start a new non-stop flight—9W 911/912, that will connect Kochi with Delhi, aside from additional frequencies that will connect Bengaluru and Delhi with Kolkata. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
File photo. Jet said it will also start a new non-stop flight—9W 911/912, that will connect Kochi with Delhi, aside from additional frequencies that will connect Bengaluru and Delhi with Kolkata. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

Mumbai: Jet Airways (India) Ltd Monday said it will fly wide-body planes with higher capacity on Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata routes from 30 October to meet high demand.

In a statement, the airline said it will use Airbus A330s for its flights 9W 346/362 (Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai) and 9W 907/946 (Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi).

The induction of A330, it said, will nearly double Jet Airways’ current capacity on the Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi route. The A330s will feature lie-flat beds in its premiere class.

Jet said it will also start a new non-stop flight—9W 911/912, that will connect Kochi with Delhi, aside from additional frequencies that will connect Bengaluru and Delhi with Kolkata.

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“The Indian domestic sector is witnessing breakneck growth in demand. Our fleet mix comprising both wide body and narrow body aircraft is our strength and enables us respond to market conditions and provide enhanced travel options to our guests,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways. The new and additional frequencies, he added in the winter schedule will further strengthen airline’s domestic network.

Plane makers expect demand for wide-body planes to rise as airlines struggle to open new flights given the congestion in airports, Mint reported on 10 October.

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