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JET AIR­WAYS HAS an­nounced plans for a new route between Manch­ester and Mumbai, the rst non-stop ser­vice between the two cities.

e four times weekly route will launch on Novem­ber 5 and will op­er­ate on Mon­day, urs­day, Satur­day and Sun­day, departing Manch­ester Ter­mi­nal 2 at 0935 and ar­riv­ing into Mumbai’s Ter­mi­nal 2 at 0040 the fol­low­ing day. e re­turn leg will leave the In­dian city at 0230 and land back into the UK at 0755.

Flights will be served by an A330-200 air­craft con gured for 254 seats in­clud­ing 18 in Pre­miere busi­ness class.

Last year, Jet Air­ways in­creased its Lon­don Heathrow-Mumbai ser­vice to three times daily, and the car­rier also o ers a daily fre­quency between Heathrow and Delhi.

e air­line said the new route would o er con­nec­tiv­ity via Mumbai to and from around 40 do­mes­tic In­dian des­ti­na­tions, as well in­ter­na­tional routes in­clud­ing Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Sin­ga­pore, Dhaka and Kathmandu.

Com­ment­ing on the news Vi­nay Dube, CEO of Jet Air­ways said: “We are ex­tremely pleased to be­gin a new chap­ter in our decade-long re­la­tion­ship with the United King­dom. e new ser­vice will bring Manch­ester into our global net­work, re­in­forc­ing our global foot­print, as well as ex­pand­ing the choice of con­nec­tiv­ity to and from the United King­dom for our guests with the four days a week, non-stop ser­vice. “With the new ight, Jet Air­ways will have over 8,000 seats on o er ev­ery week, mak­ing it in­creas­ingly con­ve­nient for both busi­ness and leisure trav­el­ers to travel between the UK and In­dia. is will deepen both com­merce and tourism ties between the two coun­tries.” je­tair­

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