It already operates daily services from Chennai to Pune via Bangalore. ''With the induction of this new flight, Jet Airways' passengers from Pune will enjoy convenient connections to Kuala Lumpur and Toronto,'' airline's CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said in a statement. Flight 9W 491 will depart Chennai at 1725 hrs and arrive at Pune at 1900 hrs. On the return leg, flight 9W 492 will leave Pune at 1935 hrs and arrive at Chennai at 2120 hrs.
''Passenger traffic on the Chennai-Pune sector has been growing at a fast speed, and the launch of a daily direct flight between the two cities, in addition to our pre-existing service on this route, is an attempt to cater to this increasing passenger demand.
''We expect this service to prove particularly popular with business travellers as it gives Jet Airways passengers the convenience of enhanced flexibility,'' he said.
Jet Airways will introduce its world-class service on the Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft with Premiere and Economy class configuration, offering the highest quality of comfort and standards.