Jet Airways has increased the frequency on a new direct Airbus A330-200 route between Manchester and Mumbai from four flights to five – before the first aircraft has even taken off.
The airline announced in May it would start flying from the northern UK city to the Indian metropolis from 5 November, and will now depart on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Jet Airways general manager UK & Ireland, Lydia Nazareth said: “We are pleased to increase the frequency on flights between Manchester and Mumbai ahead of our launch in November.
“Jet Airways is committed to deepening both commerce and tourism ties between the two countries. Expanding our flight frequency allows us to give further choice to business and leisure travellers heading to Mumbai from the North of England.
“Not only are we giving customers more choice when travelling to India, but our network of flights across India also connects Mumbai to multiple different destinations across the country.”
Manchester Airport aviation director, Julian Carr said the move is a “clear indication of the airline’s commitment to Manchester”, and also a “sign of the demand for people from the North to travel to India”.