Jet Airways on Thursday enhanced its connectivity with the United Arab Emirates with the introduction of a fifth daily service between the two financial hubs of Mumbai and Dubai. This is the fifth daily frequency being introduced between the two cities by the airline.
The new service will complement the four flights already being operated by Jet on the high demand Mumbai-Dubai route. Also, the airline plans to commence operations effective October 14, 2014. The airline will deploy its next-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering twin class configuration of Premiere and Economy class.
From October 14th until October 25th, flight 9W 580 will depart Mumbai at 0200hrs (Local time) and arrive Dubai at 0340 hrs (LT). On the return leg, 9W 579 will depart Dubai at 0455 hrs (LT) and arrive in Mumbai at 0930 hrs, providing onward connections to several destinations on the airline’s network.
However, effective October 26th, 2014, Jet Airways' flight 9W 580 will depart Mumbai at 0140 hrs (LT) and arrive in Dubai at 0335 hrs (LT). On the return leg, 9W 579 will depart Dubai at 0500 hrs (LT) and arrive in Mumbai at 0930 hrs.
Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Jet Airways, said, "We are happy to introduce a fifth service on the popular Mumbai-Dubai route, which has seen a steady growth in traffic be it tourists or business travelers. This flight would provide easy connectivity for guests, especially from western India, flying to and from the United Arab Emirates. This new service too is expected to be equally popular with travelers.”
The new service from Mumbai will now complement the airline's existing daily Gulf operations to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah, as well as to Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam from several cities in India.