Private carrier Jet Airways on Sunday said it would nearly double the capacity on its two key destinations — Mumbai and Kolkata — from New Delhi, with the introduction of wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft from October 30. At present, the Mumbai-based airline flies a Boeing 737, which has around 160 seats. Besides, the airline would also have a direct flight to Kochi from New Delhi, a release said. Jet Airways would also roll out two additional frequencies on its Delhi-Kolkata and Bengaluru-Kolkata routes, it said. The introduction of wide-body aircraft services on the
busiest domestic routes would significantly enhance both connectivity and capacity, Jet Airways said.
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Introducing the A330 will nearly double Jet Airways’ capacity on the fast growing Delhi – Kolkata, and Delhi – Mumbai routes, it said. Deploying A330s on domestic flights will allow Jet Airways to offer its passengers a considerably luxurious and comfortable flying experience equivalent to international standards, including its ‘bed-in-the-sky’ lie-flat beds in business class, it said.
According to the release, complementing connectivity between Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, will be a completely new non-stop flight – 9W 911/912, that will connect Kochi with Delhi, aside from additional frequencies that will connect Bengaluru and Delhi with Kolkata.
Commenting on the roll of higher seating capacity planes on the two routes and launching of new flights, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “The Indian domestic sector is witnessing breakneck growth in demand … The new flights and additional frequencies in our Winter Schedule further strengthen our robust domestic network, and offer our guests additional choice and flexibility to plan their travel.
“Deployment of wide body in domestic sectors provides us additional capacity on these key routes.”