Jet Airways will upgrade its daily flights between Mumbai and Singapore by deploying its state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 aircraft, effective June 1, 2016.
The upgrade to a wide body aircraft will result in a 50 per cent increase in capacity compared to the Boeing 737 currently operating on this route.
The A330-200 offers customised two-cabin seating configuration of 18 seats in Premiere and 236 in Economy.
This upgrade will enable guests on this high demand sector to experience enhanced cabin comfort on board the wide-body aircraft, while offering convenient connections from Mumbai to Australia and the ASEAN region over Singapore on codeshare and interline partner airlines.
Jet Airways flight 9W 10 will depart Mumbai at 0955 hrs, and arrive in Singapore at 1810 hrs (LT). On the return, Jet Airways flight 9W 11 will depart Singapore at 2005 hrs (LT) and arrive in Mumbai at 2305 hrs.
Passengers on incoming flights from Singapore will be able to avail convenient onward connections to key destinations on Jet Airways’ domestic network and beyond to international destinations from Mumbai.
Gaurang Shetty, Whole time Director, Jet Airways said:
“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. In addition, connecting traffic over Singapore to Australia and the ASEAN destinations booked through code share and interline partners is also growing rapidly. The combination of comfort and luxury of wide body services and attractive frequent flyer benefits makes Jet Airways the perfect option for travellers to Singapore and beyond.”
Jet Airways’ capacity addition comes at a time when India’s bilateral trade and investment with Singapore and Australia is on a growth curve. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Singapore in 2015 was an impressive USD 11 billion, covering sectors such as information technology, real estate, construction, renewable energy and pharmaceuticals.
India is Australia’s seventh largest trading partner. Two-way trade in goods and services between the two countries has grown significantly in the last decade and now stands over USD 11 billion.
The additional capacity will also provide further impetus to growing tourism between India and Singapore.
Jet Airways has recently upgraded its service on the Delhi–Singapore-Delhi route by deploying the Airbus A330-200 aircraft.