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Jet to double Mumbai-Kathmandu flights

Posted on Mar 28 2014 | IANS

Mumbai/Kathmandu, March 28 : Leading private Indian carrier Jet Airways Friday announced daily double flights on the Mumbai-Kathmandu-Mumbai sector from March 30.

"In our bid to expand our business and coverage in international and domestic sectors, Jet has decided to increase frequencies," said the airlines' senior vice president (Commercial) Gaurang Shetty.

The new Jet Airways morning service, flight 9W 268, will depart Mumbai daily at 0805 and arrive Kathmandu at 1100 (local time).

On the return sector, flight 9W 267 will depart Kathmandu at 1200 hrs (LT) and arrive in Mumbai at 1440 hrs (LT).

This new service will complement the existing daily Jet Airways flight on the sector.

Jet Airways will become the only private airline to fly twice daily return flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Kathmandu.

Jet had had launched its Mumbai-Kathmandu-Mumbai flight in December 2009. The new service will be operated with a Boeing 737-800/900 Next-Gen aircraft.

Besides Mumbai, Jet has been operating double flights on a daily basis between New Delhi and Kathmandu.

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