Jet Air starts Mumbai-Manchester direct flights; extends discount sales

Jet Airways today commenced a new non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester, the third-largest city in the United Kingdom, further expanding the airline’s connectivity in the UK. The new service also makes Jet Airways the largest flight service provider between Mumbai and the UK. Manchester is also the 21st international destination on the carrier’s network.

Jet Airways also announced an extension of its 'Diwali Sale' offer till 11 November 2018. Under the offer, the airline is offering up to 30 per cent discount on domestic and international flight tickets. Guests can book one-way flights for as low as Rs1,998 onwards for Mumbai-Kochi and Rs6,723 onwards for Mumbai-Muscat flights, said the airline in a press release today. The offer is applicable on base fare in premiere and economy class flight tickets across the airline's network as well as on flights operated by carrier's codeshare partners Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
"The launch of maiden flight between Mumbai and Manchester is a proud moment for us. Guests travelling to the United Kingdom will now have multiple options to travel to destinations of their choice. Our new 5 days-a-week non-stop service brings Manchester into our global network, expanding our footprint as well as the choice of connectivity to and from the United Kingdom for our guests. The new service will enable Jet Airways to offer over 8,500 seats every week, making it increasingly convenient for business guests, leisure travellers as well as students, to travel between India and the UK, strengthening commerce as well as tourism ties between the two countries," Raj Sivakumar, senior vice president,  Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Jet Airways, said.
"Manchester also becomes an additional gateway to North America with seamless connectivity to New York, Atlanta and other destinations with our code share partners Virgin Atlantic and Delta. Moreover, our Manchester based guests can seamlessly connect on Jet Airways’ flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Colombo," Sivakumar added.
The travel period of Jet Airways' offer is different for different routes. For travel to International destinations, flight tickets must be purchased on or after 30 October 2018. Travel to Manchester must commence on or after 5 November, 2018, said Jet Airways. 
For travel in premiere class flights within the country, Jet Airways flight tickets must be purchased a minimum of eight days prior to departure for travel on or after 7 November 2018. 
For travel in economy class of flights within the country, flight tickets must be purchased a minimum of 14 days prior to departure for travel on or after 14 November 2018.
Guests from India can choose to travel across 66 domestic and international destinations served directly by the airline or to a host of onward destinations in Europe on flights operated by the airline's codeshare partners via its gateways in Amsterdam and Paris and vice versa, noted Jet Airways.