From December 2018, Jet Airways will introduce 18 additional frequencies on domestic and international routes from India, says a press release from the airline.
Complementing its current operations to Singapore via its hubs in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru, Jet Airways will launch a new non-stop service from Pune to Singapore from 01 December 2018. The service will benefit the passengers who are travelling to destinations in the Far East, Asia-Pacific and Australia via Singapore.
Besides, Jet Airways has also announced new services to destinations such as Bangkok, Kathmandu, and Singapore in ASEAN as well as Doha and Dubai in the Gulf. The airline is also adding a third daily frequency to Bangkok and Singapore each from Delhi, and a third regular service to Singapore from Mumbai. In December, Jet Airways will also introduce second daily services connecting Mumbai and Delhi with Doha, respectively. Further, Jet Airways will also offer a fourth regular frequency between Delhi and Kathmandu.
As a means to enhance the domestic connectivity, Jet Airways will increase the operations between Mumbai and Amritsar to daily frequencies. Also, the airline will add a fourth regular frequency on Delhi – Amritsar route in December.
Recently, Jet Airways launched services on Delhi/Bengaluru-Vadodara routes; and increased the frequencies in Mumbai – Guwahati and Mumbai – Patna markets as well.
Aligning Capacity with Demand
Before the deployment of the new services, the airline claims to have conducted a comprehensive network review to deploy more services on economically efficient routes. To say, Pune records the highest number of arrivals to Singapore. The new services to Singapore will thus, enhance the existing demand. The air passenger traffic between Singapore and India has reportedly increased by 17% through 2017.
“The strategy will enable Jet Airways to offer extensive connectivity via Mumbai to most its network in South and West India. Similarly, new services to Delhi will offer seamless connectivity to the North and East of India. Both hubs will also supplement wide-ranging domestic India access with connections to its growing international network, as the airline takes a further step towards developing connecting pathways between East and West, and growing as a regional hub in Asia,” Raj Sivakumar, Senior Vice-President – Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Jet Airways, said.
The service provider recently added fuel-efficient B737 MAX aircraft to its fleet and plans to add six more of them this fiscal. This aircraft is expected to reduce costs for Jet Airways.