Jet Airways, a popular airlines among Indian travelers, is going to deploy wide body Boeing 777 aircraft on Dubai, Singapore and Amsterdam routes to grow its international business. It is increasing its capacity deployment on international routes because International operations contribute half of Jet Airways revenue.
This is going to intensify competition on Dubai and Singapore routes dominated by Emirates and Singapore Airlines and could lead to a fare war. Emirates and Singapore Airlines, though, have new cabin products. It will also enable Jet Airways to consolidate its presence in Amsterdam, its new European gateway.
Six Boeing 777s are going to re-enter into Jet Airways’ fleet. They were on lease to Etihad Airways and the lease term is going to end.
Boeing 777-300ER planes can seat 346 passengers in a three class configuration.
Presently Jet Airways operates 5 times daily on Mumbai-Dubai route with 168 seater twin class Boeing 737 aircraft. From August 6 Jet will deploy Boeing 777 on one of the services.
Jet Airways flies twice daily between Mumbai-Singapore route. From August 6 one of the flights will be operated with a Boeing 777. From October it will use the Boeing 777 planes on Amsterdam flights from Mumbai and Delhi instead of Airbus A330 planes.