Jet Airways India Ltd announces the introduction of its first flight from Chennai to Toronto, via its hub in Brussels. This follows the induction of a brand new Airbus 330-200 aircraft into the the Company's fleet, which will be used to operate these flights.
This will be the airline's first wide-body operation from the southern region to North America.
Effective 28 October until 4 December 2007, Jet will offer four times a week service - on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
At Brussels, flights will be synchronised in order to provide passengers seamless transfer between Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to cities in North America - New York (JFK), Toronto and New York (Newark).
The company uses a brand new Airbus 330-200 aircraft, which will carry its passengers in a two-class layout and offers unprecedented levels of luxury, privacy and comfort in the air. The Airbus 330-200 aircraft has been especially configured for international operations with 30 seats in premiere class and 190 seats in the economy class. This next-generation aircraft promises to offer an international experience in premiere and economy class.
The new premiere lie flat beds represent the absolute latest in airline seat technology. Featuring a 73" bed length that electronically converts to an enormous 180-degree flat bed with lumbar support and massage systems, Premiere passengers will rest in unequalled comfort. The menu choices are exquisite and extensive with French wines, champagnes, including vintage Dom Perignon and a library of single malt whiskies on offer.
The new economy seat has a seat pitch of 32". It has been custom designed using the science of advanced ergonomics to create arguably the most comfortable economy seat in the sky.
The state-of-the-art in-flight Panasonic eX2 entertainment system offers passengers over 200 hours of Hollywood and Bollywood movies, regional films, television and short programming, audio CD covering every imaginable music genre and much, much more; all on demand.
At Brussels, the company's first and premier class passengers will be welcomed at the airlines' newly inaugurated lounge, a stunning example of contemporary design. The facilities and features, as well as the comfort and luxury of the lounge in Brussels make it arguably one of the best in the world.
The company's flight 9W 226 (Chennai-Toronto) will depart Chennai International Airport at 0115 hours and arrive at Brussels at 0715 hours. Flight 9W 226 will then depart Brussels at 0915 hours and arrive at Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 1255 hours, thus allowing our Chennai passengers a seamless connection to New York (Newark) and Toronto, besides New York (JFK). On the return leg, the flight 9W 225 (Toronto-Chennai) will depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 2030 hours and arrive at Brussels at 0930 hours. Flight 9W 225 will then depart Brussels at 1130 hours and arrive at Chennai International Airport at 0140 hours. Effective 4 November 2007, the timings of the flights will be changed due to daylight saving time in United States.
For a limited period Jet is offering a special inaugural economy return fare of Rs36,000, plus taxes. Premiere class return fares start from Rs157,500, plus taxes.