Dubai: Jet Airways will start operations in the gulf countries from 5 January, connecting India with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, a senior airline official said.
“Jet Airways will be India’s first private airline to start services to the Gulf countries with non-stop daily flights connecting India with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar,” Jet Airways Gulf regional manager Shakir Kantawala said.
Kuwait will be connected to New Delhi and Kochi, while Bahrain will have flights to Mumbai and Kochi.
Doha will have flights to Mumbai and Kozhikode and Muscat will be connected to Kozhikode and Kochi.
The Indian government has not allowed Jet to operate to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, but Kantawala told PTI that the move was “under consideration”.
“We are ready to start operations as soon as the government allows,” he added.
“Now, with the commencement of Gulf operations, people from this region will also have the Jet Airways advantage to connect to the world, via India,” Kantawala said.
Plans are also afoot to connect the Gulf to all world-wide destinations in the far East, Europe, US and Canada, he said.