India’s leading carrier Jet Airways
has said that it will deploy into service its long haul Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the Mumbai-Hong Kong/Newark sectors.
The airline is currently operating Airbus 330-200 aircraft on these sectors.
The wide-body Boeing 777-300ER will have eight First Class suites and 30 seats in the Première or Business Class, apart from several Economy Class seats.
Jet Airways in a statement said the First Class suites will possess the world’s longest airline beds, private closets, dining table for two and 23 inch flat screens. The airline disclosed that the seats in Business Class are most comfortable, and converts to 73 inch long totally flat beds.
“Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will begin its daily service on the Mumbai to Hong Kong route effective July 28, 2011. The aircraft change on the Mumbai to Newark, via Brussels, route will be effective September 23, 2011, twice a week (Fridays & Sundays only),” said a top Jet Airways official.
Mumbai to Hong Kong (after aircraft change)
Flight 9W76 – Departure: 0105 hrs – Arrival: 0925 hrs (local time)
Hong Kong to Mumbai
Flight 9W75 – Departure: 1915 hrs – Arrival: 2300 hrs
Mumbai to Newark (Via Brussels)
Flight 9W228 – Departure: Mumbai 0220 hrs – Arrival: 1230 hrs (local time)
Newark to Mumbai
Flight 9W227 – Departure: 1840 hrs – Arrival: 2240 hrs.
Besides India, Jet Airways currently operates flights to destinations, such as New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Milan, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.