The airline will also offer discounts of up to 30 percent on its tickets booked from December 5 to 11
Jet Airways on December 5 announced 65 new weekly services on national and international routes, effective December. The airline will also offer discounts up to 30 percent on its tickets booked from December 5 to 11.
The initiatives to attract customers come even as the airline is in talks with at least three suitors to raise money. Facing liquidity crunch, the airline has deferred paying salaries to its pilots.
Sources added that founder Naresh Goyal is in advanced talks with Etihad Airways to raise money. The Gulf airline already owns 24 percent stake in its Indian peer.
In the past couple of months, Jet has reviewed its network. Earlier this week, reports said that the airline has cancelled 40 flights a week on seven Gulf routes. These flights originated from tier two Indian cities.
The strategy now is to focus on connectivity from its hubs in Mumbai and Delhi. All the 65 new flights now connect fliers from these two metros.
“Focusing on our strategy of concentrating capacity, enhancing frequencies and improving density and hub connectivity via Mumbai and Delhi, Jet Airways has introduced additional frequencies to popular destinations," said Raj Sivakumar, Senior Vice-President – Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Jet Airways.The new flights connect to destinations such as Singapore, Bangkok and Kathmandu.