This the first direct flight of Jet Airways from Kerela to that region and will complement such flights from other parts of the country to Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah, among others.
    
Dubai is linked with five flights from Mumbai, one from Mangalore and two with Delhi, making it the largest operator between India and Dubai.
   
Jet Airways flight 9W 528 will take off from Kochi International Airport at 0830 hrs (local time) and will arrive in Dubai at 1140 hrs (local time). The return flight 9W 527 will depart from Dubai International Airport at 1240 hrs (local time) to arrive at Kochi at 1800 hrs (local time).
    
With these new enhanced flights, Jet Airways will achieve the landmark milestone of becoming India's first private airline to operate over 50 daily flights to multiple destinations in the Gulf.
    
The new flight on the high demand route will cater not only to the growing number of Indian expatriates but also boost tourism and trade between the two cities, promoting traffic to and from India, Jet Airways Vice President, Sales, Rajeev R Nambiar told reporters here.
    
At a ceremony marking the occasion, Ernakulam district Collector M G Rajamanickam lit the ceremonial lamp. Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) Managing Director V J Kurien, Airport director A K C Nair were among those present.
    
The airline will deploy its next generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering twin class configuration of Premiere and Economy class.
    
The airlines operates across 55 cities in the domestic sector and 22 cities abroad.

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