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Jet Airways launches Mumbai - Riyadh Flights

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India’s Jet Airways has launched flights to Riyadh, the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from the Indian financial capital of Mumbai.

The new flight is the airline’s second service to Saudi Arabia, complementing the airline’s existing daily Mumbai-Jeddah service.

The airline now offers four services a week on the Mumbai-Riyadh-Mumbai sectors, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays respectively, aboard a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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 22:25, 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 now flies to 8 cities in the Gulf, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Riyadh.

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 Indo-Gulf sector.”

Jet Airways will also launch a new, daily service to Dubai from Hyderabad, its fifth daily service to the emirate and second from Southern India; as well as its second daily service to Bangkok from Mumbai, effective August 16, 2009; in addition to a new Kochi-Sharjah service, effective September 1, 2009.

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