Jet Airways to operate new flight

Jet Airways to operate new flight
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Full service carrier Jet Airways is likely to commence operations of 737 Max aircraft from early next month, with the first flight to be operated to Hyderabad from here, according to an industry source. 

Mumbai: Full service carrier Jet Airways is likely to commence operations of 737 Max aircraft from early next month, with the first flight to be operated to Hyderabad from here, according to an industry source.

The airline, which took the delivery of the first 737 Max last week, is also expected to deploy the latest fuel-efficient plane from US aircraft maker Boeing initially to Abu Dhabi and Dubai besides on domestic destinations such as Bangaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Jaipur Mangalore and Tiruchirappalli, the source added.

"Jet Airways' 737 Max 8 is likely to take off on July 1, with its maiden flight to Hyderabad from Mumbai," the source said. This will also make Jet Airways the first Indian carrier to operate such a plane.

The new single-aisle aircraft, which will be a critical element for the future growth strategy of the airline, was delivered to Jet Airways at the Boeing's Washington-based Renton facility on June 19.

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