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"Migrating domestic traffic from Jet Airways to T2 will result in the convergence of national and global air traffic in one terminal," the carrier said in a declaration. From Mumbai, Jet offers over 135 flights a day to domestic and foreign cities. Mr Jet said that the move to the new facility will enhance operating efficiency by enabling the carrier to integrate a larger number of domestic aircraft into its global fleet and the other way round.
Passagiere will now be able to make from national to cross border flights within 75 min, compare with one and 45 min currently, while cross border to cross border flights will take 90 min, compare with two and a half min currently, the carrier said. The aircraft occupants now board the new air terminals through gates 7.
There are 41 special desks in the check-in area. The First and Middle-class passenger desks on domestic and foreign flights are situated in a location indicated by a "P". Domestic travelers in Economical Grade can travel to Isle K, while those traveling on domestic flights can travel to Isle L for check-in.
Furthermore, the Isle of M' will have exclusively equipped check-in desks for jet privilege platinum, gold and silver card holders. Terminal 2 has 60 check-in desks for departures and 80 immigrant desks for arrivals, which can accommodate 40 million people a year.
Airways reviews luggage regulations
At Jet Airways, we are trying to modify the approach to domestic aviation. Starting on 15 July, the carrier will be reviewing its luggage system for domestic flights from unit to unit. Announcing the new luggage policy, the carrier said it would start to implement on Friday for domestic reservations, although its introduction would begin on 15 July.
After 15 July, the carrier will allow free check-in luggage not exceeding 15 kg for Air Flyer Air Flyer Air line and two pieces of luggage not exceeding 30 kg for Air Flyer Air Line Air Line. Currently, a Jet Airways domestic traveler in Economical Grade is permitted to carry 15 kg of free luggage.
This latest step corresponds to what Jet Airways is doing on some of its intercontinental flights, and the carrier is expecting to be able to turn its plane around and begin its flight back more quickly. A free luggage limit approach on the basis of the number of pieces of luggage registered and not the baggage' s mass is common in the United States and Canada, where each passenger in an economy car category may only register one item of luggage.
Manoj Chacko, President, SOTC, Business Travel, felt that this would make things a lot simpler for an air carrier from an operative point of view. In Chacko's view, this will help increase the airline's additional revenue without causing customer mix-up. Head-Business Travel, Cox & King's John Nair pointed out that the move is in line with current world practice and will be beneficial to the carrier.
"First, domestic passengers are harassed and end up having to pay for extra luggage. But it is up to the carrier to inform the customer about this new luggage approach and optimize the whole exercise," Nair said.