Jet Airways to launch Gulf services from Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram

Jet Airways, which last week introduced a fifth daily flight between Mumbai and Dubai, is all set to further enhance connectivity to West Asia with the introduction of a new direct flight from Kochi to the UAE financial hub effective 5 November.

The airline will also start a new daily direct flight from Kohzikode and Thiruvananthapuram to Doha effective 1 December.

Kozhikode will be the second destination in Kerala after Kochi to have a daily service to Doha. Jet Airways currently operates a daily flight to Doha from Delhi, Kochi and Mumbai.

This is Jet Airways' first direct daily flight from Kochi to Dubai. The new service from Kochi to Dubai will complement the currently operated daily direct flights from Kochi to Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Kuwait (via Abu Dhabi), Muscat and Sharjah.

Jet Airways will also launch a second frequency between Mumbai and Doha effective 5 November 2014.

With daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Muscat and Sharjah and Kuwait from Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, Jet Airways is currently the largest operator between India and the Gulf.

A Jet Airways spokesperson said these flights on these high demand routes will not only cater to the growing Indian expatriates but also boost tourism and trade between the these cities and will help in bringing in traffic to and from the Middle East.

The airline will deploy its next-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering twin class configuration of Premiere and Economy class.

These new flights are conveniently timed to connect guests travelling from Jet Airways domestic network to Gulf points.

With these new enhanced flights, Jet Airways will become India's first private airline to operate over 40 daily flights to multiple destinations in the Gulf.

This includes daily departures to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Sharjah, Muscat, Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh.