Jet Airways, a premier international airline of India, yesterday celebrated a decade of operations in Bangladesh.
Marking the occasion, the airline announced a flat 10 percent discount on ticket prices for 10 days starting December 21 for travel from Bangladesh to 10 destinations -- Amsterdam, London, Paris and Toronto and India's Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Jet Airways is the first privately-owned Indian carrier to provide direct air connectivity between Bangladesh and India.
The first flight from Kolkata to Dhaka took place on December 16, 2007.
The airline now offers daily flights from Bangladesh to Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi, said a press release.
Its chairman, Naresh Goyal, said, “Air travel between Bangladesh and India has been growing at a steady pace and we're happy that we have been able to further trade, tourism and people-to-people contact between the two countries.”
Jet Airways provides non-stop as well as one-stop services connecting Bangladesh to its 64-city strong network across India, the Gulf, Far East and Europe, including London, Paris and Amsterdam.
Jet Airways offers 21 weekly services across three Indian metros of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, carrying over 300,000 passengers on an average per annum.