Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jet Airways India

Jet Airways of India has revealed on the GDS that it will be launching new daily nonstop flights to Riyadh and Jeddah from its Mumbai hub effective June 14th 09. Both flights will be flown nonstop using a Boeing 737-800. The flight timings are as follows:

9W 524 Dep BOM 1930 - Arr RUH 2105
9W 523 Dep RUH 2205 - Arr BOM 0430+1

9W 522 Dep BOM 1900 - Arr JED 2130
W 521 Dep JED 2230 - Arr BOM 0610+1


An excellent move by 9W to finally tap the lucurative India-Saudia market. But one cannot understand why a B 738 is being used especially on the BOM-JED route?! The A 332 is the ideal aircraft (capacity wise) to meet the demands of the passenger and cargo market segments on this route as there is high density demand year round considering that 9W will connect via BOM passengers bound to DEL, MAA, HYD, COK, TRV, CCU and BLR.

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