More direct Mumbai service from Singapore

Travel News 20 May 2016

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 wide body 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.

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.