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Jet Airways Increases Weekly Flights To North East

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| March 27 , 2018 , 16:30 IST

Jet Airways, India’s premier full-service international airline, on Monday, announced its plans to expand its presence in the North East and make Guwahati its regional gateway.

The initiative comes a part of Jet Airways’ strategy to further strengthen its domestic footprint of 45 cities in the country, complementing its three hubs at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangaluru. 

The company statement said, "As part of the endeavour beginning this summer, Jet Airways will deepen its presence in select Indian cities in response to the rising demand for air travel being witnessed across the country and its network."

The statement further stated, "The measure will not only boost connectivity to/from these select cities, enabling an ever greater number of guests to experience the airline’s acclaimed and well-differentiated product and service portfolio but will also help in stimulating trade and commerce in the entire North Eastern region comprising the seven states."

Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube said the initiative forms a part of the airline's strategy to further strengthen the domestic footprint in 45 cities of India, complementing its three hubs at Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.

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Under its summer schedule, the airline increased the number of weekly flights between the North Eastern region and the rest of the country to 184 adding 30 new flights weekly.

Strengthening connectivity between the country’s capital and the North Eastern region, Jet Airways introduces non-stop services including thrice-a-week flights to Aizawl and Jorhat and four-times-a-week flights to Silchar from New Delhi.

The airline also resumes its operations from Imphal, the capital of Manipur and an important city in the North Eastern region, commencing four-times-a-week non-stop service to Imphal from Delhi.

Jet Airways has also introduced direct flights between Mumbai, Jorhat and Imphal, Dube said. Effective August, the airline will connect Bengaluru and Guwahati with non-stop daily services.