Jet Airways will increase capacity on its Mumbai-Singapore route next month, with the deployment of a larger aircraft.
Effective 1 June 2016, the Indian carrier will start deploying its twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route, resulting in a 51% capacity increase compared to the single-aisle Boeing 737 that currently operates the service.
The A330-200 can seat 254 passengers in two classes – 18 in business class and 236 in economy. This marks an increase of 86 seats per flight compared to the 168-seat B737.
Jet Airways’ daily Singapore flight departs Mumbai at 0955 and arrives at Changi Airport at 1810. The return flight then leaves Singapore at 2005 and arrives back in Mumbai at 2305.
“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,” said Jet’s whole-time director, Gaurang Shetty. “This sector has seen a growth in traffic by over 34% in last two years, particularly among business travellers.”
Jet Airways also recently upgraded its Delhi-Singapore route.