Mumbai: Jet Airways on Tuesday said it will launch a new Mumbai-Sharjah service from October 18, its sixth daily flight to the UAE from the city, apart from resuming services to Kuwait and Bahrain from Kochi, as part of its winter schedule.
"Our new daily return service Mumbai to Sharjah will be the sixth daily service between Mumbai and the UAE, in addition to the existing four daily services to Dubai and one daily flight to Abu Dhabi," the airline said in a statement.
The return services on the Kochi-Kuwait sector will operate four times a week -- Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, the airline said, adding that the Kochi- Bahrain return services will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
The introduction of these flights will further strengthen Jet's presence in the Gulf where it has emerged as one of the leading carriers to and from the country of late. The airline will deploy the next-generation Boeing 737-800s on these routes, offering premiere and economy tickets.
Announcing these services, chief commercial officer Sudheer Raghavan said, "In keeping with the growing demand for connectivity between the Gulf and our country, as well as onwards via our international hub in Mumbai, Jet is delighted to enhance its services on the India-Gulf sector in the winter schedule.
"We are confident that the new services will prove popular with our guests".
Jet currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 11 Airbus A330-200s, 58 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft.
It operates to 74 destinations both domestic and international with its three services under Jet Airways, JetKonnect and JeLite.


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