Winter schedule brings a host of new routes to India

The Winter 2010 schedule for airlines commenced from Sunday and as expected major airlines, domestic and international, have announced a raft of new flights.

Austrian Airlines
Lufthansa group member has introduced five flights a week between Mumbai and Vienna and increased its five a week New Delhi Vienna flights to six. The Mumbai Vienna flight will be operated by a Boeing 767Recent feedback, to Bangalore Aviation, from frequent Star Alliance fliers about the airline and the quick transit at Vienna, highlight the airlines selling proposition

Kingfisher Airlines

Will feature 22 more flights covering four winter routes, four additional frequencies on existing routes and reinstatement of two routes.

The key highlights of the 2010 Winter Schedule are:

  • Four new routes: Varanasi- Khajuraho, Udaipur-Jaipur, Jaipur-Jodhpur and New Delhi-Agra
  • Two additional flights on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route increasing the total to three flights daily
  • An additional flight on the New Delhi-Lucknow route increasing the total to three flights daily
  • An additional flight each way between Mumbai and New Delhi
  • One flight each on the Mumbai–Kolkata–Mumbai route and the New Delhi–Indore–New Delhi route have been reinstated.

Kingfisher Airlines is leveraging its partnership with British Airways and targeting the tourist traffic by being the only domestic airline to provide connectivity between New Delhi and Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur, and Jaipur and Jodhpur, all major winter tourist destinations. The airline is also the only airline currently operating on the Bangalore-Mysore sector.

Jet Airways

Will introduce forty-six new flights across India. This is in addition to the high profile launch of the New Delhi Milan, Malpensa “fashion” route on December 5th.

In addition to the launch of new flights on existing sectors, the airline has introduced services on nine additional sectors across India – direct services between Vishakhapatnam and three important Indian metros- Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderbad. It will also connect Delhi with Bhopal and Ahmedabad, and Aurangabad with Pune.

Jet Airways Konnect will inaugurate a daily service on the tenth sector, Aurangabad – Pune, on March 1, 2011.

Jet Airways is reaping the benefits of a strong Indian economy and return of the premium business passenger. There has been a strong up-shift in demand towards twin-cabin services on several routes and the airline has re-introduced their Premiere (business class) and Konnect Select (essentially a business class but called economy premium) products on these new routes.

The all-economy subsidiary of Jet Airways has introduced thirty new domestic flights, including the launch on eight additional sectors across India, effective November 1, 2010.

The airline will connect Mumbai and Hyderabad with Raipur. Nagpur with Bangalore, Delhi and Indore respectively. JetLite will also connect Delhi with Pune and Chandigarh, and launch a daily service between Bengaluru and Chandigarh. More information is available on their website.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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