Jet fixes May 5 for Mumbai-San Francisco service

April 1st, 2008 - 9:30 pm ICT by admin  

New York, April 1 (IANS) Jet Airways, India’s leading private airline, Tuesday said it has fixed May 5 as the date to start its daily service between Mumbai and San Francisco via Shanghai. Jet officials here said the carrier will be the first Indian airline to fly from Mumbai to the west coast and only the second airline worldwide to fly non-stop from Shanghai to San Francisco.

State-run Air India also has similar plans, which has been facilitated following a bilateral civil aviation pact between India and Beijing where the two sides agreed to allow more frequencies and destination for their carriers.

Jet’s new flight will be its fourth daily between India and North America after it launched services between Delhi and New York, Mumbai and New Jersey, and Chennai-Toronto over the past one year.

“With the introduction of this new transpacific route to India we continue our airline’s unprecedented expansion throughout North America,” said Naresh Goyal, founder and chairman of Jet Airways.

The new flight will use a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

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