India's Jet Airways to expand Dubai services
Indian carrer Jet Airways is set to add an extra flight on its Dubai-Mumbai route later this month.
The airline said it will be taking its total number of flights on the route to four flights per day with the additional flight operational from May 18.
Jet Airways, which recently announced withdrawal of its services from Johannesburg, is looking to redeploy capacity on beneficial routes for its international operations.
Jet's bolstering of the UAE network looks to further strengthen its Indo-Gulf presence that it has got foothold over the past five years.
The move comes on the back of the airline launching direct flights between Dammam in Saudi Arabia and Delhi in March.
Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways said: "Jet Airways has already established itself as a prestigious brand in the intensely competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time.
"We are happy to introduce this fourth day time frequency to Dubai and are confident that this additional service will prove immensely popular."
The new additional daily service from Mumbai to Dubai aims to further strengthen Jet Airways' presence in the Gulf, where it now operates 44 daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah, as well as Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.