Jet Airways will commence its non-stop flights connecting Mumbai and Manchester from November 5. The new service is the first non-stop service connecting India's financial capital Mumbai and Manchester, the third largest city in the United Kingdom. The flight will operate four days every week on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The launch of the new Mumbai-Manchester flight will provide connectivity to domestic destinations to and from India which include cities like Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Aurangabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Nagpur, Rajkot, Raipur, Udaipur via the airlines hub, Mumbai.
Connections to beyond points on Jet Airways' international network such as Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dhaka, and Kathmandu will also be available.
Jet Airways' Mumbai-Manchester flight will complement it's existing thrice daily, non-stop services between Mumbai - London Heathrow, and a daily service between Delhi - London Heathrow.
"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 of UK", said Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan.
The new flight will enhance Jet Airways' cargo capacity by 15 tons from India to the UK and open a second important destination in the UK to shippers and exporters and manufacturers from India.
The opening up of Manchester route will enable the airline to offer a direct capacity from Mumbai and other stations in India for carriage of commodities such as perishables, pharmaceuticals, engineering goods, garments and fabrics, foodstuffs, as well as specialized medical equipment, among others.
Jet Airways' passengers onboard the Mumbai-Manchester flight will be offered audio-video programming comprising movies, popular TV shows and shorts, business news and audio compilations with the airline's Inflight Entertainment system - JetScreen.
Passengers will also be able to choose their preferred meal as part of the 'Dine Anytime' concept of Jet Airways.