Jet Airways to operate wide body jets on domestic routes

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Mumbai-based full service carrier Jet Airways is set to introduce wide-body services on the country’s busiest domestic routes.

Beginning October 30, Jet Airways will expand its wide body wings by operating an Airbus A330 on the Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai and the Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi routes, which it said, “will significantly boost its capacity on these key sectors”.

“Introducing the A330 will nearly double Jet Airways’ current capacity on the fast growing Delhi – Kolkata – Delhi route,” the airline said.

The A330 as compared to the narrow body B737 can accommodate over 100 more passengers.

“Deploying A330s on domestic flights will allow Jet Airways to offer its guests a considerably luxurious and comfortable flying experience equivalent to international standards, including its famed ‘bed-in-the-sky’ lie-flat beds in Premiere and ergonomically designed seats that offer greater legroom in Economy,” the airline said.

“Complementing the enhanced connectivity between Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, will be a completely new non-stop flight that will connect Kochi with Delhi, aside from additional frequencies that will connect Bengaluru and Delhi with Kolkata,” Jet said in a statement.

“The Indian domestic sector is witnessing breakneck growth in demand. Our fleet mix comprising both wide body and narrow body aircraft is our strength and enables us respond to market conditions and provide enhanced travel options to our guests. 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,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways.

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