M'lore-Dubai Jet Airways flight from January 3

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is now geared to start international flights by Jet Airways from its Mangalore International Airport on January 3, 2013.

At present, the operation time of Mangalore International Airport is 6 am to 10 pm and all flights arrive and depart from the airport during this period. The Jet Airways will be operating in the wee hours due to operational reasons which has necessitated changes.
As Jet Airways could not get the slots from Dubai airport, Mangalore airport has to accomodate for arrival at 3.30 am and departure at 4.30 am, said a prss release.

“These odd-hour operations has necessitated us to make a lot of arrangements,” said the release and added that AAI has made arrangements for ATC and operational facilities such as ILS, runway lights, approach lights, security, fire and rescue man power.

In terminal building, facilities such as operations of passenger boarding bridge, baggage conveyors, lifts, escalators, car parking, entry ticket, foreign exchange, air conditioning, power supply have been made to help commuters arriving in the flight.

The proposed flight will operate six times a week with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft having 170 Economy seats, the airline said in statement.

The airline currently operates daily direct flights to Dubai from Delhi and four services a day from Mumbai.

The new flight 9W-532 will depart Mangalore at 8 pm and arrive in Dubai at 2230 hours (local time) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, it said.

On the return leg, the flight will depart Dubai at 11.30 pm (local time) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and arrive in Mangalore at 0430 hours (local time) next day, it added.

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