Jet Airways cuts Paris frequency before starting the route

Jet Airways, which has been recently seen to expand its international route network again to a small extent (most new flights go to Abu Dhabi!), had planned to add a daily service to Paris from Mumbai back in January 2014. At least, that is what they said when they put out the official announcement on their website, and added a double miles promotion to the route for the first couple of months. Have a look at the earlier announcement.

Now, without any explanation, this frequency has come down from 7 days a week to 4 days a week, this even before the route started. As per the latest on their website, the flight will now be operated Thursday through Sunday in both directions.

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And here is an update on their flight update page which validates this:

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There is no statement or explanation from the airline yet, but they’ve stopped accepting reservations for the other 3 days of the week on their website and via GDS as well. Didn’t they say, “Anytime is a good time for Paris?” What is cooking here? Can’t figure the change of heart yet.

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  1. They probably realized that in the absence of a clear code-share partner to other destination on the continent or in North America, the flights won’t have a high load all seven days a week. This way they’re funneling the traffic they anticipate into four days.

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