India’s Jet Airways Introduces Sharjah-Mumbai Route

The Indian carrier will also resume services to Kuwait and Bahrain from Kochi in its winter schedule.



The Sharjah route is Jet Airways' sixth daily flight to the UAE from Mumbai.

Indian carrier Jet Airways has announced that it will launch a new Mumbai-Sharjah route from October 18 this year, the carrier’s sixth daily flight to the UAE from Mumbai.

Jet will also resume services to Kuwait and Bahrain from Kochi, it said in a statement. The return services on the Kochi-Kuwait sector will operate four times a week– on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Meanwhile the Kochi-Bahrain return services will operate three days a week– on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The airline will deploy its Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these routes, offering premiere and economy ticket options.

Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways, said: “In keeping with the growing demand from our guests for seamless connections between the Gulf and India, as well as onwards via our international hub in Mumbai, Jet Airways is delighted to enhance its services on the India-Gulf sector in the winter schedule.

“Having emerged as among the leading airlines on the highly competitive Indo-Gulf sector in a relatively short period of time, we are confident that the new services will prove popular with our guests.”

The airline, which flies to 74 destinations worldwide, currently operates four daily services to Dubai and one daily service to Abu Dhabi from Mumbai.

Several Indian airlines are currently vying to service the busy India-UAE sector. In June this year, Indian budget carrier SpiceJet announced that it had received approval to start direct daily flights to Dubai from Delhi and Mumbai.