Jet Airways downgrades Mumbai–Hong Kong flight from B777 to A333

As per the latest update from, published today, Jet Airways is downgrading its Mumbai-Hong Kong-Mumbai daily service from a  3-class flight flown by a Boeing 777 ER to a 2-class service flown by an Airbus A330 (200 or 300) series aircraft.

The new scheduling will be as follows:

till 30APR13 A330-300
01MAY13 – 11MAY13 A330-200
21MAY13 – 08JUN13 A330-200

While the reasons can be loads, or efficiency (not having to fly empty first class suites and waste fuel), this sure allows passengers in business to try the new Jet Airways Business Class on the A333, something I flew a few days back. This should also be a relief from the bone crushing 10 abreast configuration on the B777ER for economy passengers.

Cathay Pacific, the main competitor on this route, continues to operate a 4 class configuration with a Boeing 747-400, with Economy, Premium Economy, Business & First Class configuration.

Signs of things to come? I don’t know… keep watching this space.

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  1. Cathay has stopped flying the jumbo until October end. Maybe the demand is seasonal and hence the smaller ships.

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