Jet Airways has launched a daily direct flight from Kolkata to Dhaka and four flights a week from Delhi to Dhaka, effective December 16, 2007. With the induction of these new flights, Jet Airways’ Dhaka passengers will get a convenient connection when flying to and from London via Delhi.
Announcing the launch of these new flights, Jet Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said, “With the launch of its Bangladesh operations, Jet Airways is proud to connect Dhaka to the rest of India and onwards, through its vast domestic and international network. As ties between India and Bangladesh have strengthened over the years, there has been a surge in business and leisure travel, especially those visiting friends and family, between the two countries. It is our belief that with the superior quality of its services, Jet Airways will offer its passengers exceptional value on these routes.”
Jet Airways’ flight 9W 274 (Kolkata-Dhaka) will depart on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 0700 hrs and arrive at Dhaka’s Zia International Airport at 0815 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 273 (Dhaka-Kolkata) will depart Dhaka’s Zia International Airport at 1615 hrs and arrive at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 1620 hrs.
During the rest of the week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays), Jet Airways’ flight 9W 274 (Kolkata- Dhaka) will depart Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 1400 hrs and arrive at Dhaka’s Zia International Airport at 1515 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 273 (Dhaka-Kolkata) will depart Dhaka’s Zia International Airport at 1615 hrs and arrive at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 1620 hrs.
Jet Airways will connect the capital cities of Bangladesh and India, Dhaka and Delhi respectively, with the operation of four flights a week. This flight will operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Jet Airways’ flight 9W 272 (Delhi-Dhaka) will depart Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1225 hrs and arrive at Dhaka’s Zia International Airport at 1515 hrs. Flight 9W 271 (Dhaka-Delhi) will depart Dhaka’s Zia International Airport at 0915 hrs and arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1105 hrs. These flights will provide suitable connections for passengers travelling to and from London on Jet Airways brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
These flights will operate with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 24 seats in Premiere Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 74 aircraft, which includes 8 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 6 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 52 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 8 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.70 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 355 flights daily.
Flights to 54 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (JFK), New York (Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London Heathrow, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok and Kathmandu. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the induction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet. Since its inception in May 1993 to November 2007, Jet Airways has carried over 81.8 million passengers on its services.