Jet Airways, the country’s premier international airline, will introduce daily services from Kochi to Kuwait via Abu Dhabi, effective May 16, 2013. The company presently operates double daily flights between Mumbai and Kuwait. The airline will deploy a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route.
The introduction of the new daily service will further strengthen Jet Airways’ presence in the Gulf, where it has emerged as one of the leading carriers on this sector, catering to the large number of Indians in the Gulf. The new service from the city will complement the airline’s existing daily Gulf operations to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah, as well as Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam, from several cities in India. Jet Airways presently operates over 50 flights between India and the Gulf.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 115 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 73 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft, 17 ATR 72-500 and 1 ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft.