Jet Airways starts Mumbai-Kathmandu flight (Thu, 3 Dec 2009)

Jet Airways starts Mumbai-Kathmandu flight (Thu, 3 Dec 2009)

Jet Airways, India's prestigious international airlines, has commenced Mumbai-Kathmandu-Mumbai flights from Wednesday.

The airlines will operate five flights - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday - between Kathmandu and Mumbai a week by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Jet Airways flight 9W 266 will depart from Mumbai at 8:05 am and arrive in Kathmandu at 10:55 am. Flight 9W 265 will then leave Kathmandu at 11:55 am and reach Mumbai at 2:20 pm.

Jet Airways currently operates 26 flights between Nepal and India. There are two Jet Airways flights between Kathmandu and New Delhi in a day. JetLite, a subsidiary of Jet Airways, offers one daily flight on these destinations.

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has expressed belief that the flight link will prove beneficial for Nepal Tourism Year 2011.

The number of Indian tourists has remarkably increased in recent months - posting a growth of 20 percent and 16 percent in October and November, respectively.