With the addition of a third daily non-stop between Mumbai and London, Jet Airways will capitalise on the demand and popularity while crossing the 1,000-seat mark on this route.
Jet Airways commenced its third daily non-stop flight service on the Mumbai-London route, making it the only Indian airline to operate thrice daily between the two cities. The airline currently operates the Boeing 777 aircraft on the Mumbai-London route having three cabin con- figurations with eight seats in first class, 30 in business class and 308 in economy class offering 346 seats in total. Passengers travelling on the Mumbai-London route through Jet Airways have multiple connections available beyond London to the United States courtesy the Virgin codeshare.
“We witness good load factors on the London route and expect the same growth in next year as well. Currently, India is the number two market investing in UK”
Jet Airways also has multiple options available from Mumbai right from the Indian domestic network connecting the major cities from Mumbai. Praveen Iyer, Vice President CommercialIndia Sales, Jet Airways (India) said, “We are proud to say that we are the only Indian carrier to have three flights out of Mumbai to London. With this new frequency, we have crossed 1,000 seats from Mumbai to London. We are very happy with the connectivity available for our customers and in course of time we will keep adding connections feeding into London.” He further added, “We witness good load factors on the London route and expect the same growth in next year as well. Currently, India is the number two market investing in UK and vice versa into India as well. We have a good mix of corporate, leisure, VFR segments travelling to London.”
Jet Airways also added frequencies on the Bangalore-Amsterdam and Chennai-Paris routes, marking the addition of three international frequencies on the same day. Apart from growing their international network, Jet Airways has also been concentrating on starting flights to domestic destinations. The airline also plans to increase capacity to Tier II and III cities which according to the airline have shown a faster growth rate compared to the metro cities in India.