Dubai, Jun 4: Jet Airways will start daily direct flights to Dubai from New Delhi and Mumbai by next month said Naresh Goyal company Chairman. India's largest private airline also hopes to start flights to Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, pending clearance from authorities. Jet Airways, which launched its operations in the Gulf region last January, also flies to Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha.
Mr Goyal told the Gulf News on the the sidelines of the 64th annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in Istanbul that Jet will fly daily from Mumbai to San Francisco via Shanghai from June 14. He expressed happiness with the success of Jet's Brussels hub, which he said was growing from strength to strength.
Jet Airways and Malaysia Airlines have also worked out a code-share arrangement for flights between Malaysia and India. The details are being finalised, he added.
''We need special airports to sustain low-cost carriers, which cannot afford to pay the same airport charges that large carriers do,'' Mr Goyal said, citing the development of the new airport in Jebel Ali as a step in the right direction.