Jet Airways will replace select flights on Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam routes with its Boeing 777-300ER.
The airline is looking to expand its international operations and compete with Emirates and Singapore Airlines who currently dominate these routes.
The part-Etihad Airways owned Indian airlines will take back six its Boeing 777-300ER from Etihad Airways, on the expiry of the lease. This aircraft seats 346 passengers in a three-class configuration.
Currently, Jet Airways flies five times a day on the Mumbai-Dubai route on its B737. The airline will fly one of the five flights with its B777.
It flies twice daily on the Mumbai-Singapore route and will replace one of the flights with its B777.
These aircraft will also be deployed on the Mumbai-Amsterdam and Delhi-Amsterdam route, October onwards.
The airline’s fleet of 115 has 75 Boeing (including aircraft that have been wet leased/dry leased to other airlines), 18 ATR and 12 Airbus aircraft.
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