Flying India

Indias Jet Airways chalked up Colombo as its first international destination on Wednesday, after both governments opened skies recently for bilateral traffic.

The airline will initially operate Chennai-Colombo runs, extending this to Bangalore, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram within the next two months.rn

rnldblquote We have got approval for these three routes, seven flights a week from Chennai, five from Bangladesh and five from Mumbai into Sri Lanka, but we have room for 28 flights a week
dblquote , Jet Airways CEO, Wolfgang Prock Schauer said.rn

rnJet Airways is Indias largest private domestic airline, with a market share of 46 percent in its local market and a fleet of 41 aircraft carrying 7mn passengers a year.rn

rnPlans are to also link up with other South Asian countries, with the South Indian region, Maldives, Kathmandu in Nepal and Dhaka in Bangladesh, on the radar screen.rn

rnJet follows Air Saharas flight into Sri Lanka yesterday, with the airlines offering the much needed seat capa