New Delhi, May 19, 2018: Jet Airways will start a non-stop on Mumbai-Manchester route from November 5, 2018. The flight will operate four days a week — Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday — using Jet’s 254-seater Airbus A-330.
Jet Airways’ flight 9W 130 will depart Mumbai 2.30 am (local time) and will arrive in Manchester’s Terminal 2 at 7.55 am (local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 9.35 pm (local time) and arrive in Mumbai’s Terminal 2 at 12.40 am (local time).
“Manchester will become the 21st international addition to Jet network. With the introduction of this new flight – the carrier’s fifth non-stop service to/from the UK, Jet will also become the largest carrier between Mumbai and the UK,” the airline said in a statement.
“The launch of this new service will provide seamless connectivity to several 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,” it added.
Jet currently has thrice daily, non-stop services between Mumbai – London Heathrow, and a daily service between Delhi – London Heathrow. “The launch of the new service comes one year after the airline launched 3 new international services last year on October 29 to Amsterdam, Paris and London from Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai respectively,” the airline said.
Jet’s CEO Vinay Dube 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 footprint as well as expanding the choice of connectivity to/from the United Kingdom for our guests with the 4 day/ week, non-stop service. With the new flight, Jet Airways will have over 8000 seats on offer every week, making it increasingly convenient for both business as well as leisure travelers, travelling between India and the UK, deepening commerce as well as tourism ties between the two countries according to timesofindia.indiatimes.com.”
Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan said: “Securing a direct service to one of India’s major cities is the product of a lot of hard work over a long period of time to forge closer ties between Manchester and this globally significant economy…. I am delighted Jet Airways have recognised this by launching what I’m sure will be a hugely popular service, not least for the 500,000 people of Indian origin living across the North. Direct connectivity to the world’s most important markets is key to creating a prosperous and internationally competitive Northern economy, and a balanced and outward facing UK. This route will deliver a major boost to businesses looking to export to the world’s fastest-growing economy, as well as helping to attract Indian visitors and investors to the North.”