Trivandrum: Jet Airways today announced the introduction of two new direct flights from Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode to Doha in Qatar, starting March 15, 2015. Initially, the flights will operate three days a week. These flights will be revised with new flight timings to operate on a daily basis from June 01.
Briefing the media in Thiruvananthapuram today, Rajeev Nambiar, VP – India Sales, Jet Airways said, “We are happy to announce the new flights from Kerala to Qatar. Kerala is an important destination for Jet Airways. We see a future on how business and tourism is developing in Kerala. Slowly but surely Jet Airways is becoming the preferred carrier for Malayalees in the Gulf. Our new flights to Qatar further reinforce our presence on this busy route. With the launch of these two new flights, Jet now connects Doha with three cities in Kerala, complementing the current daily direct service from Kochi.”
Jet Airways flight 9W 594 will fly from Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) to Doha (DOH) on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings. Jet Airways flight 9W 595 will depart Doha on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at forenoon and arrive at Kozhikode (CCJ) by evening.
Jet Airways flight 9W 596 will fly from Kozhikode to Doha on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings. Jet Airways flight 9W 593 will depart Doha at night on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and arrive at Thiruvananthapuram early morning the next day.
“Jet Airways will operate daily direct flights between Thiruvananthapuram – Doha and Kozhikode – Doha, effective June 1. This is the first time we will be using the same aircraft to service both destinations in Kerala. The initial response has been tremendous and as a matter of fact, tomorrow’s first flight from Thiruvananthapuram is fully booked”, Rajeev added.
As part of the inaugural offer, on the CCJ – DOH route, the return special economy introductory base fare will be Rs. 12,170/- (excluding taxes) while the return Première introductory base fare will be Rs. 28,095/- (excluding taxes).
On the TRV – DOH route, the return special Economy introductory base fare will be Rs. 9,250/- (excluding taxes) while the return Première introductory base fare for the same sector is Rs. 29,560/- (excluding taxes).
Muralidas Menon, GM – Kerala, Jet Airways was also present at the press conference.
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