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British Airways adds extra Mumbai flights following the collapse of Jet Airways

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Following the collapse of Jet Airways, British Airways has moved to fill the capacity gap on the London to Mumbai route.

From 2nd June, BA will operate an additional four flights per week to Mumbai.  The additional service will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday outbound.

BA has already cancelled certain Mumbai flights in late June due to lack of aircraft, caused by continuing issues with the Boeing 787-9 fleet.  It will therefore be July before we see the full benefit of this additional flight.

British Airways adding extra Mumbai flights

There should be good Avios availability on this new service as it has only just been added to the schedule, so if you had tried and failed to find seats to Mumbai recently it is worth looking again.

However, as Jet Airways had been operating up to three flights per day from Heathrow to Mumbai, overall capacity is still substantially reduced and you can expect to see higher fares and fewer Avios seats going forward.  It will be interesting to see if Virgin Atlantic, which already flies to Delhi, takes the opportunity to add Mumbai too.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)