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Jet launches no-frills service, airfare cheaper by 15%

Jet launches no-frills service, airfare cheaper by 15%
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First Published: Thu, May 07 2009. 03 17 PM IST
Updated: Thu, May 07 2009. 03 17 PM IST
Mumbai: In a bid to cash in on summer vacation rush, Jet Airways will launch new no-frills service from Friday.
Called Jet Airways Konnect, the domestic private airline will provide 10-15% cheaper airfare, connecting Mumbai with Bhopal, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.
The airline will also connect Chennai with Coimbatore, Madurai and Kochi and Bangalore with Pune and Mangalore.
“We are beginning operations of Jet Airways Konnect, our new all-economy, no-frills service, from tomorrow. The airfare will be 10-15% lower on the new service compared to fares charged for our economy class,” Jet Airways, chief commercial officer, Sudhir Raghavan told reporters here.
Without giving details, he said that fares will be cheaper on some routes by 20%.
The Naresh Goyal-led airline will deploy two Boeing 737-800s and six smaller aircraft or ATRs.
“There will be 58 flights on a daily basis across 19 routes,” he said.
Jet Airways Konnect will provide passengers with meals on payment from 1 June.
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First Published: Thu, May 07 2009. 03 17 PM IST