INDIA’S Jet Airways will suspend its daily Chennai-Kuala Lumpur flights on July 2, seven years after it commenced operations on this route.
The flight cessation was due to business realignment, rather than poor loads, according to a source. Passenger loads were good, averaging 75-85 per cent both ways.
Currently, Kuala Lumpur is the only Malaysian destination that Jet Airways flies to.
Sharitha Rajendran, travel consultant of Selangor-based Topaz Travels & Tours, said the suspension was a blow to the company, especially during the year-end school holidays as there was a shortage of seats. Business travel would also be impacted as the flight timings were ideal for a day trip to Chennai, she added.
Two other carriers plying this route with daily flights are Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. Together they contribute a total of 2,926 seats weekly.