Jet Airways will launch the first non-stop service between Manchester and Mumbai on November 5th.
Further strengthening its flight offering in the United Kingdom and Jet Airways’ commitment to opening up travel to India for UK business and leisure travellers, the service will operate four days a week including Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Manchester will become the 66th addition to the Jet Airways network and its 21st international destination.
With the introduction of the new flight - the carrier’s fifth non-stop service to/from the UK, Jet Airways will also become the largest carrier between Mumbai and the UK.
The launch of this new service will provide seamless connectivity to nearly 35 domestic destinations to and from India which include Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhuj, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Aurangabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Nagpur, Rajkot, Raipur, Udaipur, via the airline’s HUB, Mumbai.
Similarly, quick connections to beyond points on Jet Airways’ international network such as Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dhaka and Kathmandu, will now be available.
The new service will complement the carrier’s existing three daily, non-stop services between London Heathrow and Mumbai, and once a day service between London Heathrow and Delhi.
The launch of the new route comes one year after the airline launched three new international services last year to Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, from Amsterdam, Paris and London respectively.
Vinay Dube, chief executive, Jet Airways said: “We are extremely pleased to begin a new chapter in our decade-long relationship with the United Kingdom.
“The new service will bring Manchester into our global network, reinforcing our global footprint, as well as expanding the choice of connectivity to and from the United Kingdom for our guests with the four days a week, non-stop service.
“With the new flight, Jet Airways will have over 8,000 seats on offer every week, making it increasingly convenient for both business and leisure travellers to travel between the UK and India. This will deepen both commerce and tourism ties between the two countries.”
The flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester Terminal 2 at 09:35 and arrive in Mumbai’s Terminal 2 at 00:40.
Return flights from Mumbai will leave at 02:30 and arrive in Manchester at 07:55.