Jet Airways has established a direct air link between New Delhi and Hongkong. When the Mumbai-based carrier started up operations to Hongkong last year, its first offering was the Mumbai-Hongkong service.
A wide-body Airbus 330-200 aircraft has been deployed on the route. It has two configurations – Premier (Business Class) and Economy Class.
The airline has released the following service schedule for the next 12 months:
- From now until October 24, 2009, flight 9W 71 takes off from the Indian capital at 2250 with arrival in Hongkong at 0655. The return 9W 72 flight leaves Hongkong the same day at 1330 with estimated arrival in the subcontinent at 1650
- From October 25, 2009 to March 27, 2010, the service schedule for flight 9W 71 will change slightly with departure from New Delhi at 2245 and arrival in Hongkong at 0620. The return flight will leave at 1335 with arrival in the Indian capital at 1720
- From from March 28, 2010 to October 30, 2010, the service schedule will return to its original time slot
The number of airlines flying routes between India and Hongkong has risen in the past two years. Besides Cathay Pacific and state-run Air India, India’s private airlines Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airline have entered the market. Last month, Kingfisher introduced its daily non-stop flight between Mumbai and Hongkong (see story here).
For more information, go to www.jetairways.com