Jet Airways India
Jet Airways is one of the leading private airlines of India. On 1 April 1992, Jet Airways was incorporated as an air taxi operator and it started commercial flights on 5 May 1993. It acquired Air Sahara, in an all-cash deal, making it the biggest takeover in the history of Indian aviation industry. Its Chairman is Mr. Naresh Goyal and the airline has won the ‘Best Domestic Airline’ award fourth time in a row and the fifth time in the past six years at the 18th annual TTG Travel Awards 2007 and Jet Airways First Class has been recently rated as being 14th best in the world by Skytrax consumer airline reviewers.
The airline offers flight services to over 60 destinations not only throughout India but also to numerous destinations around the globe. With more than 440 hundred flights, it is India’s second largest airline. On 8 May 2009 Jet Airways India started its low-cost airline, Jet Konnect that capitalizes on the spare aircraft from the routes that were discontinued due to low passenger traffic. Headquartered at Mumbai, Jet Airways run over 400 flights everyday to various domestic destinations, Delhi and Mumbai being its top domestic hubs. It has an international hub at Brussels Airport, Belgium. With frequent flights to each sector of India, this airline provides convenient and reliable services to its customers.
The domestic sectors includes New Delhi to Bangalore, Mumbai to Bangalore, New Delhi to Mumbai, Bangalore to New Delhi, Mumbai to Goa, and Delhi to Goa. The top international destinations includes New York, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, ,Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, , Muscat, Bahrain and Doha. With these large number of destinations and frequent and reliable services, Jet Airways is has emerged as a top international airline in India with a class of its own. Despite having a high quality service, it offers economical and affordable air tickets. Operating three classes of service - First Class, Première and Economy, it possess a proficient crew and the airline offers many other services including in-flight meals and in-flight entertainment, several check-in options, such as Tele Check-in, Web Check-in, Kiosk Check-in at select domestic airports, which all make travel by Jet Airways India all the more convenient.
First class is available on all Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. All seats convert to a bed. It was the twenty-second airline in the world and the first in India to offer fully-enclosed suites on its aircraft; each suite has a closable door, making for a private compartment.
Premiere Class on the Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 777-300ER international fleet has a completely-flat bed with AVOD entertainment. Each Première Seat has a LCD TV and USB ports and in-seat laptop power are also provided. All seats are standard recliner business-class seats.
Economy class cabin is configured in 2-4-2 abreast on the Airbus A330-200, 3-3-3 on the Boeing 777-300ER. Each seat has a personal 10.6-inch touch screen LCD TV with AVOD.
Apart from these, Jet Airways also run Low Cost Services giving stiff competition to other Low Cost Carriers in India. Jet Lite, formerly known as Air Sahara operates 110 daily flights and connects around 30 destinations throughout the length and breadth of the country. JetLite has a fleet size of 19 aircrafts. Jet Airways Konnect is another low cost carrier of Jet Airways India with a fleet size of 8 aircrafts and connecting around 17 destinations in India.
Jet Airways India is soon going to join global airlines alliance, another big step in their progress; it will help them further expand their business and profit.