New Delhi, Oct 10: In the light of the downturn in major economies worldwide, specifically in the US and the UK, Jet Airways on Friday, Oct 10 announced plans to optimise its network, focusing more on its established international gateways and routes.
As part of the plan, the airline's Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco route will be discontinued from January 13, 2009, a Jet Airways statement said. Passenger traffic between India and San Francisco will be served via Jet Airways' London gateway in cooperation with partner airlines. Jet has already announced a code share partnership with United Airlines with convenient connections between Mumbai and several US points via London in both directions.
This will enable Jet Airways to continue to serve its San Francisco customers, under a 9W flight number, in a more economically viable manner, the statement said.