Jet Airways today, on Wednesday has announced the country’s first direct flight to Manchester (UK). The first Jet Airways Manchester flight will take-off on November 5, 2018 from Mumbai. According to the luxury carrier, the Jet Airways Manchester flight will further strengthen connections with the United Kingdom (UK). For this new route, the carrier will deploy a wide-body A330-200 with 254 seating for the service. The aircraft will also have 18 Premiere seats along with the JetScreen in-air entertainment facility. It’s also worth noting that the Jet Airways flight to Manchester flight will fly every five days in a week including Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
With this Jet Airways Manchester Flight, Jet Airways has touched the milestone of 21 international destinations, and it also marks the 5th direct flight to the UK by Jet Airways. Marketing Manchester, an agency which will be promoting Greater Manchester on the national and international stage to visitors, investors, conference organizers and students, in partnership with Jet Airways, will organize series of roadshows to promote awareness about this new direct service.
Sheona Southern, Managing Director of Marketing Manchester said about this new route, “Thanks to Jet Airways, now is a better time than ever for the Indian market to discover Manchester and the North of England’s strengths as a culturally rich visitor destination, growing investment hub and diverse academic network.”
Further Connectivity with Partner Airlines in Mumbai and Manchester
Not only this, for guests arriving in Manchester, Jet Airways partner airlines like Virgin Atlantic, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France and other interline partners will avail connect inside the UK or for onwards journey to North America and Europe. Jet Airways also said that the fliers of Jet and on other partner airlines will enjoy “mutual earn and burn of miles on each other frequent flyer programmes.”
Similarly, fliers from Jet Airways Manchester Flight, who land at Mumbai will enjoy seamless connectivity to further destinations like Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dhaka and Kathmandu, Jet Airways said. Some of the domestic destinations to which the new service will seamlessly connect to from Mumbai include Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Nagpur, Raipur, Rajkot, Udaipur, and Vadodara.
Jet Airways Manchester flight 9W 130 will depart from Mumbai at 0230 hrs and arrive in Manchester’s Terminal 2 at 0755 hrs (Local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 0930 hrs (Local time) and arrive in Mumbai’s Terminal 2 at 0040 hrs.
Indian Community in Manchester to Benefit
Marnix Fruitema, Executive Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways said, “Our new 5 days-a-week non-stop service brings Manchester into our global network, expanding our footprint as well as the choice of connectivity to and from the United Kingdom for our guests. The new service will enable Jet Airways to offer over 8,500 seats every week, making it increasingly convenient for business guests, leisure travellers as well as students, to travel between India and the UK, strengthening commerce as well as tourism ties between the two countries. Guests can also avail the advantages of various Jet Airways’ programmes such as eduJetter and JetEscapes to make their journeys more enriching.”
The Jet Airways Manchester flight operating between Mumbai and Manchester is of special significance to business and leisure travellers. The growing Indian community, in and around Manchester is expected to highly benefit from this route. Manchester being a digital and educational hub also has one of the largest student communities in Europe.
Speaking of the new route back in May, Andrew Cowan – Chair of the Manchester India Partnership & CEO of Manchester Airport 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. I am delighted Jet Airways have recognised this by launching what I’m sure will be a hugely popular service, not least for the 500,000 people of Indian origin living across the North.”
Jet Airways has also introduced an inaugural JetEscapes Holiday packages from Mumbai to Manchester starting at INR 57, 350/- wherein guests will be able to avail return air travel, airport transfers, hotel accommodation with breakfast, sightseeing, travel insurance (ex- India) and assured JPMiles on every booking. If want to book your direct Jet Airways flight to Manchester you can visit the Jet Airways official webpage of the direct flight to Manchester.
Growth in Cargo with Jet Airways Manchester Flight
The launch of this new 5 days a week flight to Manchester will also bolster cargo capacity of Jet Airways by increasing it to 1550 tonnes a week between India and UK. Not only that, Jet Airways Manchester flight has also opened a plethora of opportunities for shippers, exporters and manufacturers from India. About the new route, the carrier said that the Jet Airways Manchester Flight “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.” It is also worth noting that only last week, SpiceJet had also announced its new cargo service SpiceXpress.