Jet to launch Kochi-Doha flights from April 19

April 1st, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin  


Dubai, April 1 (IANS) India’s leading private airline Jet Airways will launch daily flights between the Qatari capital of Doha and Kochi in Kerala effective April 19. Jet Airways general manager for Qatar K. Prasad told the Gulf Times that the airline has already sought the permission of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority to introduce special introductory fares.

Jet Airways Flight 9W555 will depart Doha at 1.50 a.m. local time and reach Kochi at 8.50 a.m. IST. The return flight 9W556 will leave Kochi at 10 p.m. IST and reach Doha at 12.20 a.m. local time.

The airline will operate Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the new route with 16 seats in the business class and 124 seats in economy.

A large number of the 200,000 Indians in Qatar hail from Kerala.

In January this year, Jet Airways became the first Indian private carrier to operate in the Gulf sector, launching four daily direct flights from India to Kuwait and Bahrain.

The first flights operated on the Delhi-Kuwait-Delhi, Kochi-Kuwait-Kochi, Kochi-Bahrain-Kochi and Mumbai-Bahrain-Mumbai routes.

The airline added daily flights on the Kozhikode-Muscat-Kozhikode, Kozhikode-Doha-Kozhikode, Kochi-Muscat-Kochi and Mumbai-Doha-Mumbai routes the same month.

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