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Jet flies to 14 new overseas destinations in Aug

india Updated: Aug 23, 2008 20:26 IST
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Taking giant strides in its global expansion plans, Jet Airways has added 14 international flights since the beginning of this month taking the total number of foreign destinations it currently serves to 20.

"Since August five, we have added 14 international routes. We have 20 wide-body aircraft in our fleet now and will add another two soon. With this, we will further expand our network and add more flights," Jet CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer told reporters after launching the daily Delhi-Dubai service at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.

On the domestic side, he said there was a "conscious decision" to stabilise the network, unlike plans on the global market. He said Jet Airways currently enjoyed almost 50 per cent of the domestic market share, which it wanted to consolidate.

The airline on Saturday launched direct services from Delhi and Mumbai to Dubai, making it the sixth destination in the Gulf region after Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Kuwait, Bahrain and Doha.

However, he said the premier private carrier had "temporarily" cut services to San Fransisco via Shanghai till November.

Regarding its fleet acquisition plans, the Jet CEO said of the ten wide-bodied Airbus A 330-200s ordered initially, eight have been delivered. Two more would be delivered in September and October.

He said the deliveries of other types of aircraft would continue till 2013.

"We have not cancelled any order (for aircraft)," he said, adding that talks with Boeing company were on to defer the delivery of two Boeing 777 (Extended Range) from 2009 to 2010.