Indian operator Jet Airways has established a low-fare, all economy-class service Jet Airways Konnect.
The new service is positioned between Jet Airways full-service brand and JetLite, the group’s low-cost carrier. It is to operate on routes where the full-service operation was facing weak demand but, according to airline spokesman, will not compete with JetLite routes.
Ground and in-flight services will be delivered by Jet Airways staff and passengers will be able to use and collect JetPrivilege’s mileage points. However, there will be no complimentary catering service and travellers will have to buy their meals on board.
The Jet Airways Konnect service will initially operate with two 737s, with capacity for 175 passengers, and six ATR turboprop aircraft, carrying up to 72 passengers.
Jet Airways Konnect currently has 19 routes with 54 flights daily across 38 cities, including out of the key business hubs of Mumbai, Chennai and Bengalaru (Bangalore). Sectors include Chennai-Coimbatore, Chennai-Madurai, Chennai-Kochi, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Mumbai-Bhopal, Mumbai-Udaipur, Bengaluru-Pune and Bengaluru-Mangalore.
For further details, see www.jetairways.com