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Friday, 14 September, 2018, 10 : 00 AM [IST]

Jet Airways to launch direct Mumbai-Manchester service from Nov 5; to operate five flights every week

Jet Airways will start direct services between Mumbai and Manchester from November 5, with five flights every week. A wide-body A330-200 aircraft, having 254 seats, would be deployed for the direct flight to Manchester in the UK.

It would operate the flight "five days a week including Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Manchester would be the 21st international destination for Jet Airways and fifth non-stop service to and from the UK.

In May, the full service carrier announced launching of Mumbai-Manchester flight from November. Jet Airways' flight 9W 130 will depart from Mumbai at 0230 hours and arrive in Manchester's Terminal 2 at 0755 hours (local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 0930 hrs (local time) and arrive in Mumbai's Terminal 2 at 0040 hours.

Marnix Fruitema, Executive Vice President - Commercial, Jet Airways said, “Our new 5 days-a-week non-stop service brings Manchester into our global network, expanding our footprint as well as the choice of connectivity to and from the United Kingdom for our guests. The new service will enable Jet Airways to offer over 8,500 seats every week, making it increasingly convenient for business guests, leisure travelers as well as students, to travel between India and the UK, strengthening commerce as well as tourism ties between the two countries. Guests can also avail the advantages of various Jet Airways’ programmes such as eduJetter and JetEscapes to make their journeys more enriching.”

Currently, Jet Airways operates three daily non-stop Mumbai-London flights and a daily service between Delhi and London. The launch of five days a week flights to Manchester enhances Jet Airways' cargo capacity to approximately 1,550 tonnes a week between India. At present, Jet Airways operates a fleet of 123 aircraft.

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