Qantas has confirmed it is to launch Australia-Mumbai services from 2 June 2009. The airline, including Jetstar, will offer flights from seven Australian cities to Mumbai via Singapore.“Customers will now be able to fly to Mumbai from Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, further opening up access to the Indian sub-continent from Australia,” said Qantas Executive General Manager, Mr John Borghetti. “India is an important market for Qantas. We will now offer 21 flights from Australia each week which will connect to our three-flights-per-week service between Singapore and Mumbai.”
QF51, originating in Brisbane, will operate from Singapore to Mumbai on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The return QF52 service from Mumbai will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
In addition to its own services from Australia, Qantas also codeshares on Jet Airways flights between Delhi and Singapore, and Mumbai and Singapore, offering customers access to an additional 40 Indian destinations across Jet Airways’ extensive domestic network.