As Bengaluru witnesses 25% to 30% growth in air traffic during 2015-16, Jet Airways has planned two major initiatives for this city. Firstly it has commenced direct daily flights from Bengaluru to Singapore and Colombo respectively from December 14, 2016, priced at Rs 23,000 for a return economy ticket and Rs 99,000 for the premiere class. The leading airlines will also make Bengaluru its third major hub in India after Mumbai and New Delhi.
Jet Airways flight 9W 024 will depart Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport at 11.10 am and arrive in Singapore at 6.10 pm (local time). Flight 9W 023 will leave Singapore at 7.15 pm to arrive in Bengaluru at 9.15 pm (all local time).
Starting January 05, 2016, the airline will also launch its third international direct daily flight from Bengaluru to Colombo, providing travelers a convenient link between the Indian IT hub and Sri Lankan capital.