India’s Jet Airways is to launch services to
Riyadh, the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, from Mumbai, effective August 6, 2009.
will be the airline’s second service to Saudi Arabia,
complementing the airline’s existing daily Mumbai-Jeddah service.
The airline will launch four services a week on the
Mumbai-Riyadh sector, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays respectively, aboard a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800
On Mondays, flight 9W 524 will depart Mumbai at
17:25, and will arrive in Riyadh at 19:00. Flight 9W 523
will depart Riyadh at 20:00, and will arrive in Mumbai at 02:25.
On Tuesdays, flight 9W 524 will depart Mumbai at
22:30, and will arrive in Riyadh at 00:01. Flight 9W 523
will depart Riyadh at 01:00, and will arrive in Mumbai at 07:25.
On Thursdays and Saturdays, flight 9W 524 will
depart Mumbai at 19:30, and will arrive in Riyadh at 21:05.
Flight 9W 523 will depart Riyadh at 22:05, and will arrive in
Mumbai at 04:30.
With the introduction of this new
flight, Jet Airways will fly to 8 cities in the Gulf, including
Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and
Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO,
Jet Airways, said, “Saudi Arabia is a very important market for Jet
Airways on account of the large volume of traffic to the Gulf
Kingdom, to and from India, and an important addition to the
airline’s growing Gulf network. With the launch of our second
daily service to Saudi Arabia, we are confident of further
reinforcing our position as among the leading carriers on the
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