Jet Airways is to increase passenger and cargo capacity between India and the United Kingdom by almost 33 per cent this winter with a third daily flight from London Heathrow to Mumbai, a first by any Indian airline.
Air travel between India and the United Kingdom has shown a steady annual growth of nearly ten per cent over the last few years.
Effective from October 29th, the third daily flight on the increasingly popular London-Mumbai sector, is one of 122 additional weekly international flights being added to the winter schedule.
This, along with new non-stop flights connecting Bengaluru and Chennai to the airline’s gateways in Amsterdam and Paris respectively will give guests a greater choice of convenient connections between Europe, North America and India.
This new flight will enable Jet Airways to offer onward connectivity over London Heathrow to North America with codeshare partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to as many as 14 destinations including Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.
The airline will deploy its biggest aircraft – Boeing 777-300ER with a three-class configuration including its award-winning First Class Private Suites, 180° lie-flat beds for Business travellers and ergonomically designed Economy seating.