Jet Airways is poised to increase services to Mumbai and add a new route to Amritsar. The privately-owned Indian airline already flies daily from London Heathrow to Mumbai and Delhi. But from June 28 it will launch a daily (except Tuesday) flight from Heathrow to Amritsar and on July 10 it will add a second daily service to the Heathrow-Mumbai route.
The Amritar service is being flown with a B767-200 configured for business, premium economy and economy class. Flights from Heathrow depart at 21.35 to arrive in Amritsar the following day at 1030. The inbound flight departs Amritsar at 1300 (Monday and Thursday) and 1350 (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to reach London at 1740 and 1830 respectively.
Mumbai will be served by a two-class A340-300 with the new service leaving Heathrow at 0930 arriving in Mumbai at 2300. Inbound the extra flight leaves Mumbai at 0125 to reach Heathrow at 0645 the same morning.
The carrier's best premium products are featured on the Mumbai routes (where business class comprises a fully flat bed) rather than Amritsar and Jet Airways' fares reflect this fact.
Currently the carrier's website cannot quote prices for flights departing the UK. But Jet Airways says that its typical return fares to Amritsar start at £340 for economy, £700 for premium economy and £770 for business class. Return fares to Mumbai are £380 economy and £1,360 for business class.
For more information go to jetairways.com
Report by Alex McWhirter