Jet Airways to resume 5 daily flights to NepalIndia-based private airline Jet Airways on Thursday announced resumption of normal operations to Nepal, with five daily flights, beginning from October this year.
India-based private airline Jet Airways on Thursday announced resumption of normal operations to Nepal, with five daily flights, beginning from October this year.
As per the schedule, the airline will fly thrice a day on the Kathmandu-Delhi sector and twice a day on the Kathmandu-Mumbai sector. The carrier had reduced its flight frequency to Nepal to three daily flights in August last year.
“Nepal is a key strategic market for Jet Airways. Student and pilgrim traffic has been increasing from Nepal,” said Colin Neubronner, senior vice president - sales and marketing of Jet Airways. “We are doing well on the Kathmandu-Delhi sector, so we have decided to increase our flight frequency.”
The carrier is also planning to launch short holiday packages targeting officials of diplomatic missions in Nepal and Nepali expatriates who use Jet’s connecting flights to different parts of the world.
Meanwhile, the carrier said it will launch “fare choices”—a flexible and transparent fare structure on August 17. The scheme, which is being introduced for the first time in India, will provide guests with more choices and freedom when booking flights and allow them to customise their journey according to their needs.
“As of now, we have one airfare system. And we are breaking airfares in various category,” said Neubronner, adding price ranges will be wider to cater to different classes of passengers.
Guests travelling in the economy class will have the option of choosing from deal, saver, classic and flex fare categories. Premiere guests can choose from saver classic and flex categories.
Jet started its operation in Nepal in 2004. In terms of passenger carriage, Jet Airways slipped to the second spot in 2015, down 18.86 percent from the previous year. The carrier flew 311,666 passengers last year. However, it stood at the top spot in terms of bringing tourists to Nepal in 2015.