Jet Airways will increase capacity of its flights between Mumbai and Singapore by almost 50 per cent next month when it replaces one of the B737s currently serving the route with the A330-200.

The Indian carrier currently flies between Mumbai and Singapore two-times daily, and will replace the aircraft on one of those return services (9W010/9W011).

The deployment of the widebody aircraft on this daily service will result in an additional 602 seats every week. The A330 features a two-class configuration, with 18 seats in business and 236 in economy. The premium product is superior to those offered on the B737, as it offers full-flat functionality, as well as direct aisle access.

“We are happy to deploy Jet Airways’ spacious and modern wide body aircraft catering to additional capacity on the highly popular Mumbai-Singapore-Mumbai route. This sector has seen a growth in traffic by over 34 per cent in last two years, particularly among business travellers,” Jet Airways whole time director Gaurang Shetty said.

Service times will remain the same. Flight 9W010 departs Mumbai at 0955 and arrives in Singapore at 1810. The return flight, 9W011 will then take off from Singapore at 2005 before touching back down in Mumbai at 2305.

According to the Economic Times, Mumbai was Singapore’s fourth fastest growing route in 2015, with an 8.2 per cent growth year-on-year. Competition in the Indian market looks set to grow later this month, when low-cost carrier Scoot begins serving flights to Chennai and Amritsar.

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Clement Huang