Jet Airways announces 28 new flights amid cost cuts

Jet Airways, which is in the middle of implementing cost cutting measures, said it will introduce 28 new flights in the coming month.

Among the new routes are daily flights from Indore, connecting the ‘largest city in Madhya Pradesh’ to Jodhpur as well as to Vadodara.

It will also commence flight operations between Chandigarh and Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur as well as Vadodara and Jaipur.

Jet Airways said it will be the only airline in the country operating these routes which will improve connectivity between north India and central as well as western India.

The airline is also introducing additional frequencies on key existing routes, expanding non-stop capacity between Mumbai – Guwahati and Delhi – Bagdogra and providing additional one-stop connectivity on the Mumbai – Bagdogra and New Delhi – Guwahati routes.

Jet Airways said the flights will strengthen the airline’s footprint, enabling it to meet the rising demand for domestic and international air travel in emerging cities.

“The new services will also help connect guests with other cities including metros as well as the airline’s global network via its hubs in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru,” it said.

Among other network enhancements, the schedule will see Jet Airways launch non-stop flights connecting Bengaluru with Lucknow, Indore with Kolkata, Kolkata with Chandigarh, Coimbatore with Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam with Mumbai and Delhi.

Jet Airways said it is bringing up Indore as a key pillar in its pan-India network due to its central location and expanding infrastructure.

“Jet Airways is all set to deepen it’s connect with Indore by offering services to 14 cities across the country. In fact, the airline will be the only one providing non-stop connectivity from Indore to emerging markets and mini metros such as Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Vadodara, Jodhpur, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Nagpur and Pune,” it said.

Raj Sivakumar, Sr. Vice-President, Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Jet Airways, said the new flights are aimed at tapping the demand in smaller cities.

“As air travel gains prominence in emerging cities across India such as Indore, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam and Vadodara, there is an increasing need to introduce connectivity solution for these cities,” he said.

“Our schedule has been meticulously planned to meet the expected surge in demand over the coming months.”

The news of the expansion comes even as the company has kicked off an aggressive cost-cutting program.

Sector Flt No Frequency Dep Time Arr Time
Ahmedabad – Jodhpur 9W 706 Except Sunday 0945 1120
Jodhpur – Ahmedabad 9W 705 Except Sunday 1710 1840
Vadodara – Indore 9W 138 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1250 1355
Indore – Vadodara 9W 137 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1450 1605
Jaipur – Vadodara 9W 133 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1035 1225
Vadodara – Jaipur 9W 134 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1640 1840
Jodhpur – Indore 9W 710 Daily 1215 1355
Indore – Jodhpur 9W 709 Daily 1500 1645
Chandigarh – Lucknow 9W 3523 Daily 1445 1640