Jet Airways launched daily Mumbai-Jeddah flights using a 737-800. It now operates to seven cities in the Gulf region including Kuwait City, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. On Aug. 16 it will start daily service to Dubai from Hyderabad and add a second daily flight to its Mumbai-Bangkok route. Alaska Airlines will launch daily Portland-Chicago O'Hare service Nov. 16 aboard a 737. Flydubai will launch thrice-weekly Dubai-Djibouti service Sept. 1.

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