Sharjah International Airport welcomed on Sunday, 30 October 2016, the new daily service of Jet Airways from Sharjah to Kozhikode.
The new service will make Kozhikode the third Indian city to be connected by Jet Airways from Sharjah, adding to the daily flights that the airline already operates from the emirate to Kochi and Mangaluru. This new additional service will bolster Jet Airways offering to the Gulf market, further strengthening the airline’s growing network and significantly enhance connectivity for guests.
A function held at Sharjah International Airport to welcome the official inaugural flight from Sharjah to Kozhikode was attended by HE Sheikh Faisal Bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority and Mr. Shakir Kantawala, Vice President – Jet Airways for Gulf, Middle East & North Africa, in addition to other airport officials and Jet Airways senior management.
HE Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority stated:
“We wish Jet Airways all the best in their new destination offering, more choices to Sub-continent bound travelers and those visiting India business or tourism. This step came as a result of our collaboration and their trust in our services which we offer”.
Shakir Kantawala, Jet Airways VP for Gulf, Middle East & Africa said:
“UAE is becoming increasingly popular amongst the Indian population, be it for business travel, tourism or employment. To cater to this growing demand, Jet Airways has progressively taken steps to enhance capacity on the route either by deploying additional aircraft or introducing wide-body options on the sector. Jet Airways has established itself as the preferred airline on UAE-India route and expanding our already extensive network, allied to our reputation for service excellence, will ensure we remain the airline of choice for guests flying between UAE and India.”
The new service is introduced starting 30th October 2016. The inbound flight 9W208 will depart from Kozhikode at 2125H(IST) and arrive in Sharjah at 2355H (local time). The outbound flight 9W207 will depart from Sharjah at 1620H (local time) and arrive in Kozhikode at 2145H (IST).