Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jet Airways to introduce daily flights to Colombo from Delhi & Mumbai effective November 5, 2010

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced that it will introduce daily direct flights to Colombo from Mumbai and Delhi, effective November 5, 2010. The airline will deploy a state-of-the-art 170-seater Boeing 737-800 for the service to this SAARC country.
Flight 9W 256 will depart Mumbai daily at 0210 hours reaching Colombo at 0445 hours. On the return sector, flight 9W 255 will depart Colombo at 2020 hours and reach Mumbai at 2255 hours. On the Delhi-Colombo sector, flight 9W 257 will depart Delhi at 1330 hours and arrive Colombo at 1705 hours and on the return leg, 9W 258 will depart Colombo at 0750 hours and reach Delhi at 1130 hours.*
The introduction of the two new flights serving Sri Lanka and India, are in addition to the existing daily Chennal – Colombo service, with which the airline launched its international operations in 2004.

With this enhanced connectivity, commencing with the winter schedule Colombo will now be connected to Jet Airways’ two strategic hubs - Delhi and Mumbai. The airline will thus be able to offer its guests seamless connectivity through Mumbai and New Delhi onto several destinations across North America, Europe, as well as destinations across the Gulf, Middle East and Far East on the Jet Airways network.

According to Mr. Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways, “Jet Airways is delighted to provide direct links from the financial and the national capital to the Emerald Isle. Sri Lanka is fast emerging as a highly rated global tourism destination and we are happy to offer our guests seamless connections to several destinations across our network, through our important gateways points - Mumbai and Delhi, and at the same time strengthen air connectivity to destinations within the SAARC region.”

The airline will deploy a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering 8 Premiere and 162 economy class seats. Guests will also be treated to the airline's award-winning in-flight product that is among the best in its class.

India-Sri Lanka relations are multifaceted; given the shared historical experiences, civilizations with strong cultural affinity and geographical proximity, testimony to which is the burgeoning trend of bilateral trade between the two countries. The two countries boast strong ties in businesses ranging from textiles to food-processing and agri-food business.

Sri Lanka is fast becoming the tourism destination for holiday & leisure traveler across the globe, known for its beaches, magnificent landscapes, ecologically-wondrous forests and abundance of wildlife.

Jet Airways will offer attractive inaugural fares as part of this launch, for which guests may get in touch with their nearest travel agent or the airline call centre on 39893333.

1 comment:

  1. Delhi is an ideal place for tourist. Delhi is also very famous among UK travelers. They usually prefer direct flights to Delhi and cheap flights to Mumbai to enjoy heritage sites in India.

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