Jet Airways has temporarily postponed its Manchester to Mumbai flights as India’s oldest independent airline faces ‘challenges’.
A spokesperson from Jet Airways said:
“Jet Airways has made certain proactive adjustments, bearing in mind short time non-availability of some aircraft in its fleet. This unfortunately includes the temporary suspension of the airline’s successful Mumbai/ Manchester route until end-April’19.
“The airline is taking all possible measures to minimize guest inconvenience, including offering a full refund for the affected guests as well as exploring re-accommodation possibilities on other airlines.
“Jet Airways sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests.”
Andrew Cowan, CEO, Manchester Airport said:
“The Jet Airways service to Mumbai has been one of the best-performing new long haul routes we have launched in recent years, proving hugely popular with business and leisure passengers alike.
“It’s success to date is a reflection of the strong ties that exist between the North and India in terms of trade, culture, sport and tourism, all of which have been strengthened since direct flights began.
“This includes the 200,000 people of Indian origin living in our catchment area and an increasing number of Indian businesses with operations in the North.
“We have been assured the Manchester-Mumbai service will be reinstated at the earliest opportunity and look forward to continuing to work with our partner Jet Airways.”
Last August, Jet Airways announced it was increasing the frequency of its Manchester to Mumbai service.
Jet Airways has more than 100 aircraft in its fleet, and flies on 600 domestic and 380 international routes.