Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline will launch its first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester, beginning 5th November 2018. It will be the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester and the rest of Northern England. The flight will operate four times every week on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The launch of this new service will provide connectivity to several domestic destinations in India, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Chennai and many more via the airline’s HUB, Mumbai.
Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways said “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 travellers, travelling between India and the UK, deepening commerce as well as tourism ties between the two countries”.
Manchester – the fastest growing UK city outside of London is also Europe’s second largest digital hub. The city lies at the heart of the UK’s North and the area is home to leading companies from a range of industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Financial, IT, Media, Pharmaceutical and Retail. Consequently, the new service between Mumbai and Manchester is expected to be of special significance to business travellers.
Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan said: “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.”
Jet Airways’ flight 9W 130 will depart from Mumbai at 0230 hrs (Local time) and will arrive in Manchester’s Terminal 2 at 0755 hrs (Local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 0935 hrs (Local time) and arrive in Mumbai’s Terminal 2 at 0040 hrs (Local time).