Jet Airways will expand its international connections from Kerala this month with the launch of a new service to the UAE.
Commencing on 30 October 2016, the Indian airline will operate daily direct flights between Kozhikode and Sharjah. It will compete with Air Arabia and Air India Express on the route.
Air links between southern India and the Gulf region have proliferated in recent years, due to the regions’ close proximity and the rising number of Indian workers employed in GCC countries.
Jet’s whole-time director, Gaurang Shetty, commented; “To cater to this growing demand, Jet Airways has progressively taken steps to enhance capacity on the route either by deploying more aircraft or introducing wide-body options on the sector.”
Jet already connects Kozhikode with Dammam and Doha, and flies to Sharjah from Kochi and Mangaluru.