Jet Airways Announces Optimization Of Its Long-Haul International Network
Released on: October 14, 2008, 12:59 am
Press Release Author: Jitto Jose
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: October 10, 2008: In light of the downturn in major economies worldwide, more specifically in the USA and UK, Jet Airways plans to optimize its network, focusing more on its established international gateways and routes.
Press Release Body: As part of the same, the airline's Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco route will be discontinued effective January 13, 2009.
Passenger traffic between India and San Francisco will be served via Jet Airways' London gateway in cooperation with partner airlines.
Jet Airways has already announced a code share partnership with United Airlines with convenient connections between Mumbai and several US points via London in both directions. This will enable Jet Airways to continue to serve its San Francisco customers, under a 9W flight number, in a more economically viable manner.
About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 84 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 11 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 52 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.34 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 395 flights daily.
Flights to 64 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as a value based Airline, JetLite promises to offer value for money fares. JetLite currently operates a fleet of 24 aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series.JetLite operates 141 flights every day to 30 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo).
Jet Airways, with the acquisition of JetLite, today has a combined fleet strength of 108 aircraft and offers customers a schedule of over 536 flights daily.
Jet Airways Public Relations New Delhi & Mumbai,India October 2008 Jet Airways (I) Ltd
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