Private carrier Jet Airways today announced the introduction of its third daily non-stop service to London Heathrow from the city, starting October. The new flight will boost Jet’s passenger and cargo capacity between India and the United Kingdom by almost 33 per cent, the airline said in release here.
The service enhances onward connectivity over London Heathrow to North America with partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic, it said. The airline said it will now offer improved connection time and 13 destinations over London to North America including Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Washington (Virginia).
“Jet Airways is delighted to offer a third non-stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow. The new frequency will enable us to offer our guests seamless connectivity with partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic over London with a single baggage drop and through check-in,” Jet Airways Chief Commercial Officer Jayaraj Shanmugam said.
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According to the airline, the air travel between India and the UK has shown a steady annual growth of nearly 10 per cent over the last few years.
The new flight will boost Jet Airways’ passenger and cargo capacity between India and the United Kingdom by almost 33 percent, allowing the airline to capitalise on the growing round-the-year demand being witnessed from EU and non-EU countries to India and other emerging economies, the release said.
The service, to be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will also expand cargo capacity and promote greater access, right from India, SAARC and ASEAN region to London Heathrow facilitating carriage of commodities, it added.