Jet Airways is adding a new route to its international network, connecting the coastal city of Mangalore in South India to Dubai.
Starting January 3, 2013, Jet Airways will fly six times a week on the Mangalore-Dubai sector.
The new flight will be a convenient option for travelers in the coastal cities of Mangalore, Udupi, Surathkal, Kumta, Bhatkal, Kundapura and Brahmavar in Karnataka and in Kasargod (Kerala) to fly to Dubai and beyond without the need to first reach Mumbai or Bengaluru.
Thousands of India from Mangalore and surrounding areas work in the United Arab Emirates.
The airline plans to deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 170 Economy seats on the new route.
Jet Airways' Mangalore-Dubai service will be the first from a Tier-II Indian city to the Gulf.
Flight 9W 532 from Mangalore will depart at 2000 hrs and arrive Dubai at 2230 hrs (Local Time) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
On the return leg, flight 9W 531 will leave Dubai at 2330 hrs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and arrive Mangalore at 0430 hrs next day.
On Fridays, flight 9W 532 will depart Mangalore at 1900 hrs and arrive Dubai at 2130 hrs (local time). On the return trip, flight 9W 531 will depart Dubai at 2230 hrs and arrive Mangalore at 0330 hrs the next day.
On Tuesdays, flight 9w 532 will depart Managalore at 1940 hrs and arrive Dubai at 2210 hrs.
Jet Airways currently operates daily direct flights to Dubai from Delhi, and four services a day from Mumbai.
The additional services from Mangalore complement the airline’s existing Gulf operations to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharjah, as well as Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam from several cities in India.