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Jet Airways Expands Global Route Network:New services to Abu Dhabi, San Francisco and Hong Kong

Jet Airways Expands Global Route Network:New services to Abu Dhabi, San Francisco and Hong Kong ( Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has underlined its intention to become one of the major players in the airline industry, with the announcement of three new international services to Abu Dhabi, San Francisco and Hong Kong. The airline currently flies to 59 destinations in India and beyond, including New York, Toronto, Singapore and Bangkok.
Asia Pacific Route Expansion
On 14 April, Jet Airways will introduce a new daily direct service between Mumbai and Hong Kong, using Boeing B737-800 aircraft in a two-class configuration. The new service will bring the airline’s Asia-Pacific route total to four, including Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
New and Increased Services to Gulf Region
Jet Airways will start direct flights to Abu Dhabi from Mumbai and Delhi on April 23 2008 with Airbus A330 aircraft configured in two classes. This will be the airline’s first foray into the United Arab Emirates and expands its Gulf route network to five destinations which include the already established routes of Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha.
Jet Airways will also increase its services in the Gulf region with the introduction of daily direct flights on the Kochi-Doha and Mumbai-Muscat sectors, effective April 18 and April 21, 2008 respectively.
Connecting Mumbai and San Francisco via Shanghai
Jet Airways will become the first private Indian airline to connect the financial heart of India, Mumbai, with San Francisco – via Shanghai – daily from May 5, 2008.** The new Boeing B777 three-class service to San Francisco International Airport will be the airline's fourth daily departure from India to North America, following the launch of new services to New York's JFK and Newark airports, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, during the past year.
The launch of these three new routes brings the total new international services launched in the past 6 months to 9, further strengthening Jet Airways’ already impressive network, which now includes 19 international destinations.
Subject to government approval.
Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways commented: “We have seen increased demand for expansion of our route network and the introduction of these new routes enables Jet Airways to grow its presence in the US, Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions and we don’t plan to stop there. My vision is that by 2010, the airline should be rated among the top five airlines in the world. Having changed the way people fly in India, we are now taking to the world our very own brand of service and style that epitomises the spirit of New India."
Passengers on the new routes will experience Jet Airways’ exceptional onboard service and products for which it is becoming renowned.
Première passengers (business class) will enjoy the comforts of Jet Airways’ unique herringbone seat configuration, which makes every seat an aisle seat. Besides converting to 180 degree flat beds with lumbar support and massage systems, Première seats also offer the busy business traveler oversized tables, laptop power, telephony, SMS, Email and live text news.
Economy passengers will enjoy seats more spacious than the norm and ergonomically designed to reduce stress and strain for perhaps the most comfortable ride in its class.
In addition, passengers onboard Jet Airways transpacific flights, using the airline’s brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, will experience unprecedented levels of luxury, privacy and comfort, including First Class suites with the world's longest airline beds, private closets, dining tables for two, and 23″ flat-screens.

• Jet Airways’ flight 9W 42 (Mumbai-Hong Kong) will depart Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 0100 hrs and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 0915 hrs. The return flight, 9W 41 (Hong-Kong-Mumbai) will depart Hong Kong International Airport at 1905 hrs and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 2310 hrs.
• Jet Airways’ flight 9W 582 (Delhi-Abu Dhabi) will depart Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at 2100 hrs and arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 2340 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 581 (Abu Dhabi-Delhi) will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport at 0030 hrs and arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 0510 hrs.*
• Jet Airways’ flight 9W 584 (Mumbai-Abu Dhabi) will depart Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 2145 hrs and will arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 2330 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 583 (Abu-Dhabi-Mumbai) will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport at 0020 hrs and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai at 0450 hrs.*

Mumbai 11:15 AM 7:45 PM 9:45 PM San Francisco 6:15 PM
San Francisco 8:45 PM 1:30 AM* 3:30 AM* Mumbai 8:20 AM*

*Next day. Flight schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute schedules, visit .

Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India:

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 81 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 9 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.20 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 380 flights daily.

Flights to 59 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark) Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha. 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.

Jet Airways currently operates four services a day from London Heathrow to Mumbai (2x daily), Delhi and Amritsar.

For more information please contact Abby Smith or Sarah-Louise Robinson on 020 7839 2140 or email

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