Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will operate the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on one of its daily flights between Mumbai and Dubai to meet growing demand on this sector.
With this deployment, Jet Airways will continue to remain the largest India carrier, offering 70 flights per week, between Mumbai and Dubai.
Starting August 6th, 2016, Jet Airways flight 9W 544 from Mumbai to Dubai and the return leg flight 9W 543 from Dubai to Mumbai will be operated on the popular wide-body jetliner, replacing the narrow-body Boeing 737-800.
The change will allow the airline to showcase its famed First Class service on the Mumbai-Dubai route. Jet Airways’ Boeing 777 service boasts of a three-class configuration, consisting of 8 First Class Suites, 30 Premiere seats that open out into lie-flat beds, and 308 ergonomically designed seats in Economy.
Dubai is a key destination for business and leisure travel from India. With its strategic location, Dubai has become a hub for many global businesses and a go-to destination for Indian professionals. Jet Airways’ capacity enhancement comes at a time when India has strengthened its position as one of UAE’s largest trading partners, with bilateral trade at an all-time high.
Jet Airways currently operates a total of 10 daily flights between India and Dubai.
Gaurang Shetty, Whole-time Director, Jet Airways, said: “It is our constant endeavor to create a consistent, unmatched travel experience for our discerning guests. Dubai is amongst our most popular destinations for business and leisure travellers and it was only logical to increase capacity on flights to this key market. Deploying the 777-300ER aircraft will give our guests flying on the Mumbai-Dubai route the opportunity to sample our signature First Class hospitality for the first time, while also delivering a more superior flying experience for guests in all classes.”
Jet Airways’ Boeing 777 service will offer guests a richer, more luxurious in-flight experience. On-board service in the First Class and Premiere includes premium Champagne labels such as the vintage Bollinger La Grande Annee, as also finest of wines from around the world, all served in Rona stemless glassware.
With the airline’s state-of-the-art In-Flight Panasonic eX2 Entertainment system, guests in all three classes of travel can choose from over 1500 hours of Hollywood and Bollywood movies, regional films, television and short programming, audio CD’s covering every imaginable music genre and much, much more, all on-demand and all heard through Bose noise-cancellation headphones.
Deploying a Boeing 777–300 ER aircraft with a bigger belly space, enables uplifting double the cargo consignments daily, on the route.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline operating flights to 68 destinations, including India and across the world. Jet Airways’ robust domestic network in India spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.
The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 116 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 7.07 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
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