Jet Airways to Launch Daily Service Between Bengaluru and Colombo


Mumbai: Jet Airways has announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Colombo with effect from January 5, 2017. This new daily service will provide travelers a convenient link between the Indian IT hub and Sri Lankan capital.

With the introduction of this new flight, Bengaluru will be the second Indian city after Mumbai to be linked to Colombo. This will be Jet Airways’ third daily service to the Sri Lankan capital.

Jet Airways flight 9W 278 will depart Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 00.40 hrs and arrive in Colombo at 2.10 hrs (Local Time). The flight 9W 277 will leave Colombo at 3.10 hrs (LT) to arrive in Bengaluru at 4.35 hrs (LT).

Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “Jet Airways is delighted to launch a direct service between Bengaluru and Colombo, given the increasing economic activity between India and Sri Lanka, especially in the IT sector. The airline’s planned daily direct flight will further promote both trade and tourism between the two nations.”

The airline will deploy a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route, offering Premiere and Economy guests the best in-flight product and services along with award-winning in-flight Entertainment (IFE), as also meals that are regional favourites.

Attractive Packages for DSF

Jet Airways has introduced exciting all-inclusive JetEscapes Holidays for guests traveling to the world-renowned Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), which gets underway on December 28.

The two packages, titled ‘Free and Easy’ and ‘Extravaganza’ are attractively priced and include a three-night/four-day programme that takes care of all the needs of travellers from an end-to-end perspective, including return Economy travel, airport transfers, hotel accommodation with breakfast, city-tour, travel insurance and the opportunity to earn 5 JPMiles for every Rs.100 spent.

The airline will also facilitate the process of procurement of UAE visa at an additional cost of Rs. 6,500 per person.