Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00
Plays integral role serving as connecting points in expanding network
Jet Airways effective 5 November 2014 enhanced its connectivity to India by adding a second service from Colombo to Mumbai.
Jet Airways flight 9W 251 which departs Colombo at 2135 hrs arrives in Mumbai at 0015 hrs and the return flight 9W 252, departs Mumbai at 1805 hrs and arrives into Colombo at 2035 hrs.
The introduction of this evening flight perfectly complements the current early morning flight from Colombo to Mumbai; enabling passengers travelling on the trunk route the ability to carry out a “same day return”.
The second connection provides direct access to a large number of network destinations via its primary hub of Mumbai. The airline, as part of its hub carrier strategy, offers connections to key domestic destinations and international destinations in the Far East, Europe, United States, Canada and the Gulf region with direct and code share flights via Terminal 2 located at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
In line with its three year plan, Jet Airways has also moved to a uniform full service product; a single “Master Brand” across its network with the aim of providing its passengers with an enhanced and consistent product offering.
Jet Airways hub at Mumbai continues to develop and plays an integral role serving as connecting points in the airlines expanding network. Thus, as Jet Airways expand its operations like the Airbus A330 service to Paris or the Boeing 737 flight to Ho Chi Minh, the airlines Indian hub in Mumbai will not only continue to form the largest and most significant part of the Jet Airways network.
With increased infrastructural efficiencies resulting in newer airports and enhanced connectivity, the domestic traffic flows are expected to continue to augment international volumes from this hub in the future.
Terminal 2 which was commissioned last year, is an architectural marvel which opens up immense possibilities for the economic development of this region. As airlines will now be able to offer seamless connectivity from within India to the world and more importantly, T2 will be able to provide Jet Airways guests with the comfort and ease of seamless travel while they connect from international gateway points on to the airline’s extensive network.
Comprising 208 check-in counters, 60 immigration counters for departing passengers, 76 immigration counters for arriving passengers and 12 baggage carousels; CSIA has the capacity for 108 aircraft on ground; giving T2 the ability to handle 40 million passengers annually.
To transfer passengers with ease across its four levels, the building has 48 escalators and 75 elevators and over 46 mechanised pathways in operation at all times. CSIAs new Terminal 2 also boasts a number of attractions for passengers including a large retail presence, transit hotel and a plethora of services to offer guests a truly world-class passenger experience.
The clear cut non-complicated layout, clear and well displayed signage and all other facilities available at terminal 2 are all geared towards achieving a single objective; making a passengers transit experience, one that that is filled with convenience and ease and enjoyable at the same time.
Having been the airline to operate the inaugural flight out of the new terminal 2 Jet Airways plans to further harness this world class iconic mega structure as well as the auxiliary infrastructure, as an engine for mutual growth.