Jet Airways launches two more routes to Qatar

Jet Airways - Kozhikode to doha

Starting its thrice-weekly service from Kozhikode to Doha was Jet Airways on 15 March. The lamp lighting was presided over by: K Peter Abraham, Airport Director, Kozhikode Airport; V.Raja, Regional Head – Sales, South India, Jet Airways; Omna Samuel, Sales Head – Kozhikode, Jet Airways; T Sundararajan, Airport Manager – Kozhikode; and Gangadhar Hegde, Area Manager Sales – Kerala, Jet Airways. A similar ceremony was held in Thiruvananthapuram…

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…where the chief guest was P.I Sheik Pareeth, Director Tourism, Government of Kerala, who was lighting the lamp along with Rajeev Nambiar, VP India Sales, Jet Airways. Again, the Thiruvananthapuram service will be flown thrice-weekly to the Qatari capital.

  • Jet Airways has added non-stop flights from two more Indian airports to Doha (DOH) in Qatar. On Sunday 15 March the Etihad Airways partner airline began thrice-weekly flights from both Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV). The former 3,005-kilometre route will see the airline compete with Qatar Airways (daily flights) and Air India Express (twice-weekly flights), while the latter 3,264-kilometre route will face competition from just Qatar Airways (daily flights). According to a Jet Airways press release from last September, both of these routes were supposed to start on 1 December 2014 and be operated on a daily basis using 737-800s on both routes. In fact, both routes will increase in frequency to daily flights from 31 May 2015. The Indian carrier already operates daily flights to Doha from Delhi and Kochi, as well as twice-daily flights from Mumbai. Jet Airways’ only other international service from Kozhikode is to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, while from Thiruvananthapuram the carrier serves Dammam and Muscat in Oman.

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