Jet Airways has introduced of its third, non-stop, daily service between Mumbai and Heathrow.

Effective October 29, and as part of the airline’s forthcoming winter schedule, the new daytime service 9W116 will depart from Mumbai at 09:05 to arrive in Heathrow at 13:35 local time. On its return, the planned departure for 9W115 from Heathrow is at 15:30 local time, arriving in Mumbai at 05:55, giving guests a head start to their day in India’s economic capital.

Air travel between India and the UK has shown a steady annual growth of nearly 10% over the last few years. The new flight will boost the airline’s passenger and cargo capacity between India and the UK by almost 33%, allowing the company to capitalise on growing year round demand.

The third frequency will also enhance onward connectivity at Heathrow to North America with partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic. It will offer improved connection times and 13 onward destinations including Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Washington (Virginia).

Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial officer for the airline, said: “We’re delighted to offer a third non-stop service between Mumbai and Heathrow. The new frequency will enable us to offer our guests seamless connectivity, choice and convenience with partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic over London Heathrow with a single baggage drop and through check-in.”

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