Jet Airways on Thursday announced that it would offer seamless connectivity to North America and Europe over Paris as part of its revised winter schedule, along with its partners Air France and Delta Airlines.
Following the news, the Jet Airways stock was trading at Rs 547.30 at around 3:25 pm on Friday, up 1.55 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The new schedule will come into effect from October 30. Flight 9W 124 from Mumbai to Paris will depart at 0250 hrs and arrive at 0820 hrs local time, while on the return leg, 9W 123 will depart Paris at 1130 hrs local time and land in Mumbai at 0045 hrs the following day, the airline said in a statement.
The airline will operate an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on this route, with 18 premiere seats that open up as flatbeds and 236 ergonomic economy seats. As a result of the revised timing, passengers will now be able to connect to 10 North American cities over Paris.
Some of the popular destinations in Europe include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Prague, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna, and Zurich.
According to data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India's civil aviation regulator, domestic carriers had flown 67 lakh (6.7 million) passengers in August 2015. In August this year, Jet Airways witnessed a marginal increase in its market share, to 16.4 percent from 16.3 percent since July.
The carrier's passenger load factor (PLF) stood at 81.7 percent.