Jul 11, 2008

Business - Jet Airways to fly to Dubai

New Delhi: The country’s largest private carrier Jet Airways India Ltd has been granted bilateral rights to fly to Dubai. With a huge Indian working population, Dubai is the largest market in West Asia, with 2.5 million passengers per year from India. At present, Jet Airways flies to Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. With this new bilateral agreement, Jet Airways will fly daily services from Dubai to Mumbai and Delhi, with a seat capacity of 1,582 to each destination. Jet’s wholly owned subsidiary JetLite has secured rights to operate daily services on the Hyderabad-Dubai and Nagpur-Dubai routes with 1,050 seats each. As per the regulation, JetLite should start operations to Dubai within this calendar year. Deccan Aviation Ltd has not secured rights to operate in this sector, though it had sought permission. Jet, including JetLite, has a combined fleet strength of 109 aircraft operating more than 526 flights a day, connecting 64 destinations.

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