Given the economic recovery and return of business class travelers, Naresh Goyal-run Jet Airways today announced it would offer business class seats on its no-frills flights at less than full-service fares.
A business class one-way ticket from New Delhi to Mumbai on 'Jet Airways Konnect', the airline's budget service, would cost Rs 12,000 all inclusive, compared to Rs 35,371 charged by the full service carrier, a Jet spokesperson said.
"Buoyed by the improvement in the global economic environment and the resulting upswing in air travel demand, particularly business, Jet Airways Konnect... will launch the all new 'Konnect Select' a premium cabin on several domestic routes effective April 26," the airline said in a statement.
Jet Airways Chief Commercial Officer Sudhir Raghavan said: "With its low fare, high quality all economy product Jet Airways Konnect.... will offer the superior in flight product that is close to Jet Airways' full-service business class product at reasonable fares, as well as additional on ground jet privilege benefits."
The airline would be converting a certain number of seats on the front of its carriers to business class.
Jet Airways had launched the all economy, no frills service Jet Konnect in May last year.