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Jet Airways to launch non-stop service between Mumbai to Manchester from Nov 5

May 18, 2018: Jet Airways has announced today that from November 5, 2018 it will launch its first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester, further strengthening its connect to the United Kingdom (UK). This is the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester.

Jet Airways to launch non-stop service between Mumbai to Manchester
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Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal (left) with Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan at the launch event held at Manchester today

May 18, 2018: Jet Airways has announced today that from November 5, 2018 it will launch its first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester, further strengthening its connect to the United Kingdom (UK). This is the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester. Jet Airways will deploy its wide body A330-200 with 254 seating for the service, which will operate for four days every week including Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The new flight will enhance Jet Airways’ cargo capacity by 15 tons from India to UK and most importantly, open a 2nd important destination in the UK to shippers and exporters and manufacturers from India. With this, Jet Airways’ daily cargo capacity between Mumbai and Delhi to the UK will be 115 tons in each direction.

The launch of this new service will provide connectivity to 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 be available now. The launch of the new service comes one year after the airline launched three new international services last year on October 29 to Amsterdam, Paris and London from Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, respectively.

Vinay Dube, CEO, Jet Airways, said “We are extremely pleased to begin a new chapter in our decade-long relationship with UK. The new service will bring Manchester into our global network, reinforcing our footprint as well as expanding the choice of connectivity to/from UK for our guests with the 4 day/ 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 as well as leisure travelers, travelling between India and the UK, deepening commerce as well as tourism ties between the two countries.”

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. We have worked, along with a range of partners, to create a compelling case for why our city – and the wider North – is a great place to visit, invest in and do business with. I am delighted Jet Airways have recognised this by launching what I am 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. We look forward to working with Jet Airways on launching the Mumbai service in the months ahead.”

The opening up of Manchester route will enable the airline to offer the much needed daily direct capacity from Mumbai and other stations in India for carriage of commodities such as perishables, pharmaceuticals, engineering goods, garments & fabrics, foodstuffs, as well as specialized medical equipment, among others. The non-stop service will fuel trade and further develop business, from India to Manchester and greater area and vice versa.

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