Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is among the most visited Indian city owing to its magnificent palaces, medieval forts and as it is the centre of the state culture. It is also a rapidly expanding urban area and is becoming a centre of national commerce and finance. Mumbai, on the other hand, is already the epicentre of Indian commerce and entertainment and receives loads of domestic and international travellers. Many domestic airlines provide flights to Jaipur from Mumbai and more may begin the service in the near future. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the hub of air travel in Mumbai, while the airfield for Jaipur is situated in Sanganer, about 13 km from the Rajasthan capital. Among domestic carriers, Jet Airways operate flights between the two Indian cities.
Jet Airways, founded in 1993, is the second largest airline in India in terms of market-share after IndiGo. It is one of the two full-cost airlines in the country, the other being Air India, the flag carrier. Jet grew in size after it bought Air Sahara in 2006 for more than INR 14 billion. It has a fleet of over 100 aircraft with around 90 more on order, including Boeing 787 Dreamliners. More than 70 destinations with over 20 international places are served by this airline. With the introduction of private suites on its First Class, it became the second carrier in the world and the first in India to do so. Long-Haul flights operated by the carrier have fully flat beds in the Business Class known as Premiere. All suites and seats, even in the Economy Class, have flat screen televisions, USB ports and power supply.
The airline, operating Mumbai Jaipur flights, has recently announced that it will operate international services to and from cities listed under the Tier-II category in India. By the end of November 2014, Abu Dhabi will be linked by air to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh and to Goa. Next year, by March, 10 more small cities will be linked to Abu Dhabi and subsequently the number of such Tier-II urban areas will rise to 23.
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