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Jet Airways Launches New Daily Direct Service From Lucknow to Abu Dhabi

Enhances global connectivity with one stop connections from Goa to Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East and the Gulf

Nov 14, 2014   19:29 IST 
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today commenced a daily direct international service linking Lucknow, the commercial capital of Uttar Pradesh, with Abu Dhabi, the national capital of the United Arab Emirates. Guests will now be able to connect through Abu Dhabi to multiple international destinations in Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East and the Gulf, further enhancing the global connectivity from India’s emerging metros.


Ahead of the launch of its inaugural service from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow, Jet Airways conducted a multi-faith pooja and lit a ceremonial lamp to mark the occasion of its inaugural flight to Abu Dhabi. The lamp lighting ceremony was led by Mr Amrit Abhijat - Secretary & Director General, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Uttar Pradesh, Mr Abhishek Mishra, Minister for Vocational Education and Skill Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Ms Sonu Kripalani, Sr. Vice President - Guest Experience, Jet Airways. This was followed by a ceremonial ribbon cutting and the first guest was felicitated and handed over the boarding pass by a senior Jet Airways official to mark the inauguration of this flight.


Lucknow, the historical and commercial capital of Uttar Pradesh is at the center of a growing commercial and industrial area and also offers innumerable tourist attractions of historical significance.


Jet Airways flight 9W 512 took off from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow at 1905 hrs and will arrive into Abu Dhabi international airport at 2220 hrs (local time). The return flight 9W 511 will depart Abu Dhabi at 1035 hrs (LT) and arrive into Lucknow at 1550 hrs.


Mr. Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said “It is indeed a proud moment for us at Jet Airways to launch our maiden international flight from Lucknow to Abu Dhabi. We are confident that our approach to provide emerging Indian metros with direct global linkages, will prove very popular with the Indian diaspora, living in these cities and Indians working in the Gulf and beyond. Guests will now have the option to travel beyond Abu Dhabi to international destinations such as Brussels, Manchester, Dusseldorf, Dublin, Belgrade, Moscow, Milan, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris in Europe, New York in North America, London, Johannesburg in Africa and Gulf countries with our strategic partner Etihad Airways.


Jet Airways currently operates a daily flight each from Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and 11 flights a week from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi. With these new flights, the airline is all set to achieve the landmark milestone of becoming India’s first private airline to operate over 50 daily flights to multiple destinations in the Gulf, making the airline the largest operator between India and the Gulf.


Jet Airways’ will deploy a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route, where Premiere and Economy guests may enjoy the airline’s famed in-flight service, its award-winning In-flight Entertainment (IFE) programme and the airline's hallmark concept of hospitality.


About Jet Airways

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 115 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 75 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 3 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.92 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 75  destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong  Kong,  Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.

 About JetKonnect

JetKonnect is a dedicated product designed to meet the needs of the low fare segment.  JetKonnect will also offer guests a Premiere service on nearly all domestic routes.  With  its  mixed  fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft  with  nearly  261 daily flights connecting 46 destinations across India,  JetKonnect  provides  more  flexibility  and  choice to its guests. JetKonnect's convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares, promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.


Jet Airways and JetKonnect together operate over 562 daily flights, both domestic and international.


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