Jet Airways has launched its daily direct services to Dubai from Mumbai and Delhi, making it the carriers' 20th international destination. Dubai is also the sixth destination in the airline's Gulf network and the second in the UAE.
Jet Airways is already offering daily services to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha from various gateway points in India.
Jet Airway's flight 9W 544 (Mumbai – Dubai) will depart Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 1840 hrs and will arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2015 hrs. The return flight 9W 543 (Dubai – Mumbai) will depart Dubai International Airport at 2145 hrs and will arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 0215 hrs.
Jet Airways flight' 9W 548 (New Delhi – Dubai) will depart Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1930 hrs and will arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2125 hrs. The return flight, 9W 547 (Dubai – New Delhi) will depart Dubai International Airport at 2255 hrs and will arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 0335 hrs.
"Since August five, we have added 14 international routes. We have 20 wide-body aircraft in our fleet now and will add another two soon. With this, we will further expand our network and add more flights," Jet CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer told reporters after launching the daily Delhi-Dubai service at the IGI Airport here.
Jet will deploy its dual-class, state-of-the-art Airbus 330-200 aircraft on these routes, featuring its acclaimed herringbone-configured Première, and its spacious new Economy class thus offering its passengers unmatched international experience in Premiere and Economy Class.
Regarding fleet acquisition, the Jet CEO said of the ten wide-bodied Airbus A 330-200s ordered initially, eight have been delivered. Two more would be delivered in September and October. He said the deliveries of other types of aircraft would continue till 2013.
"We have not cancelled any order (for aircraft)," he said, adding that talks with Boeing company were on to defer the delivery of two Boeing 777 (Extended Range) from 2009 to 2010.
On the domestic side, he said there was a "conscious decision" to stabilise the network, unlike plans on the global market.
He also said the premier private carrier had "temporarily" cut services to San Fransisco via Shanghai till November.