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India's Jet Airways set to add Gulf flights

Mumbai-Sharjah service announced; trips to Bahrain, Kuwait to resume.
NEWS, Aviation

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India's Jet Airways on Tuesday announced expansion of its services to the Gulf region starting in October.

The airline will launch of a new daily Mumbai-Sharjah service and resume its flights from Kochi to Kuwait and Bahrain, it said in a statement.

The Mumbai-Sharjah flight, beginning from October 18, will be the airline's sixth daily flight to the UAE from Mumbai, in addition to the existing four dailies to Dubai and one daily flight to Abu Dhabi.

Jet Airways said it will also resume its services to Kuwait and Bahrain from Kochi with four flights a week to Kuwait and three to Bahrain.

The introduction of these flights would "further strengthen Jet's presence in the Gulf", the airline said, adding that the airline would deploy its latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering a two-class configuration.

Sudheer Raghavan, Jet's chief commercial officer, said: "Having emerged as among the leading airlines on the highly competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time, we are confident that the new services will prove popular with our guests."

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft to 74 destinations including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah.
 

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