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Jet plans more intl destinations

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Chennai, April 15

Jet Airways plans to operate to more international destinations by the spring of 2007, according to Mr Peter Luethi, Chief Operating Officer, Jet Airways. The airline will start operating its second daily flight to London from Mumbai, soon. Also on the cards is a service from Amritsar to London, he said. This summer, Jet Airways will operate between Delhi and Singapore. In the fall of this year, the airline has plans to connect Bangkok to its network. It also has plans to serve destination in Europe by the spring of 2007, he said. The new destinations will be added to the airline's network along with the augmentation of its fleet, which will start in 2007 and will go on till the end of 2009. The airline will be adding both Airbus and Boeing aircraft to its fleet. Mr Luethi was talking to presspersons at the inauguration of the airline's new cargo facility at Chennai Airport. He said that cargo contributes to about seven per cent of the airline's turnover.

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