Jet Airways flies into Ho Chi Minh City, boosts Gulf link

Mumbai: Jet Airways today expanded its international operations with launch of services to Vietnamese commercial hub, Ho Chi Minh City via Bangkok and additional flights to the Gulf.

The enhanced frequencies from Mumbai to Doha, Colombo and Bangkok will provide guests with the convenience of an additional service, Jet Airways said in a release.

 Jet Airways flies into Ho Chi Minh City, boosts Gulf link

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The roll-out of a third daily direct service from Mumbai to Bangkok will provide onward connectivity to Ho Chi Minh City from Thailand capital (Bangkok), it said.

The new afternoon service will make Jet the only Indian carrier to operate three flights a day from Mumbai to Bangkok's International Suvarnabhumi Airport as well as providing onward connections to Ho Chi Minh City from the Thai city, the private carrier said.

Passengers from Mumbai will now have the option of connecting to Ho Chi Minh City and to several destinations of their choice in Asean region while they transit over Bangkok, the airline said.

The addition of a second frequency from Mumbai to Doha will further strengthen Jet's growing international network and significantly enhance connectivity in the Gulf region, thus complementing the existing flights on the sector.

Doha is currently served by one flight each from Mumbai, Delhi and Kochi. The new flight on this high demand route will not only cater to the growing Indian expatriates but also boost tourism and trade and help in bringing in traffic to and from West Asia, the carrier said.

"Jet Airways is delighted to introduce these additional frequencies from Mumbai to Doha, Colombo and Bangkok that will afford its customers the convenience of seamless travel and unmatched flight options," senior vice-president (Commercial) Gaurang Shetty said.

With these new flights, Jet will become the first private airline in India to operate over 40 daily flights to multiple destinations in the Gulf, the release said.

Jet operates daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Sharjah, Muscat, Jeddah and Riyadh, making it the largest operator between India and the Gulf.

Besides adding flights to Gulf, Jet has introduced a second direct service on the Mumbai-Colombo-Mumbai sector, providing onward connections to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the Gulf, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong in the Far East and to North America via Brussels and London Heathrow with direct and codeshare flights, it said.

PTI

Updated Date: Nov 04, 2014 21:09:52 IST