India’s Jet Airways has launched a new daily direct service from Hyderabad to Abu Dhabi with effect from March 01, 2014.
In a media statement, the airline said it was offering a special inaugural all-inclusive return economy airfare of Rs22,615 (~Dh1,350) while premiere (business) class tickets are priced at an introductory fare of Rs48,578 (~Dh2,890).
This new flight will further strengthen Jet Airways’ growing international network in the Gulf region, thus enhancing flight connectivity beyond Abu Dhabi to immediate Gulf countries and to destinations in North America and Europe, the airline maintains.
Jet Airways currently operates a daily flight each from Delhi, Kochi and Chennai and 11 flights a week from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi.
Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways, said: “Jet Airways is delighted to introduce a daily service on the Hyderabad – Abu Dhabi route. Guests travelling to Abu Dhabi will now have multiple options to travel to destinations of their choice in the Gulf, North America, Europe and Africa in a seamless manner with our strategic partner Etihad Airways.
“Jet Airways, as a preferred brand on this highly competitive Indo-Gulf market and has won acclaim on account of its excellent service and quality of its in-flight product. We are confident that our airline will soon emerge as one of the first choice carriers on this popular route given our unparalleled domestic network in India and ever expanding international footprint.”
S.G.K. Kishore, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited, expressed happiness and hope that the new service would cater to the burgeoning demand Hyderabad has for the international traffic in this region. “Hyderabad has always enjoyed cultural relationship with the Middle East. In addition the onward traffic to the West also can avail of this new service. GHIAL feels proud and happy in this regard.”
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, and flies to 75 destinations within and beyond India, including to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.