DUBAI:

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

Pri­vate car­rier Jet Air­ways will ex­pand flight op­er­a­tions to Dubai from its Delhi and Mum­bai hubs from next month. The air­line would launch a sixth flight of daily fre­quency on Mum­bai-Dubai route from March 1, while a third daily fre­quency will be added from Delhi for Dubai on March 27, Jet Air­ways said in a re­lease. The car­rier will de­ploy Boe­ing 737-800 air­craft for the new ser­vices, of­fer­ing busi­ness and econ­omy pas­sen­gers the best-in-class in-flight prod­uct, it said. With the launch of the new fre­quen­cies, Jet Air­ways will op­er­ate a to­tal of 11 daily flights be­tween In­dia and Dubai, in­clud­ing ser­vices from Kochi and Man­ga­lore, it said. The in­ter­na­tional traf­fic at Dubai Air­port re­port­edly in­creased by 10.7 per cent to more than 78 mil­lion in 2015 over the year-ago pe­riod, mak­ing it the busiest air­port for the in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­gers in the world. The growth was driven by 100 air­lines that con­nect the air­port to 240 des­ti­na­tions around the world. "The new fre­quen­cies will en­able Jet Air­ways to of­fer guests a wide choice of de­par­ture times to/from Dubai and con­ve­nient do­mes­tic con­nec­tions via our hubs in Mum­bai and Delhi," Gau­rang Shetty, se­nior vice-pres­i­dent, com­mer­cial, Jet Air­ways, said in the state­ment.The air­line's new flights com­mence op­er­a­tions at a time when In­dia has strength­ened its po­si­tion as one of UAE's largest trad­ing part­ners and the bi­lat­eral trade is at an all- time high, it said.

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