Zara owner Inditex’s net income surged 63% to €301m (£249m) in its first quarter to April 30, as it revealed its launch date for selling online.

Net sales increased 14% to €2.7bn (£2.2bn) in the quarter. EBITDA jumped 42% to €560m.

The Spanish retailer, which also runs brands Massimo Dutti and Bershka, will launch Zara transactional websites in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain on September 2.

The fashion group opened 98 stores in 29 countries in the quarter, bringing its total to 4,705 shops in 76 countries.

Inditex opened in India since the quarter end, in Dehli’s CityWalk shopping centre. It has plans to launch another in Mumbai and two more in Delhi this year.