July 28, 2011
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is launching an all-new in-flight dining service – ‘Epicurean Series’. Partnering with renowned gastronomic brands to offer fine dining experience for connoisseur travellers, the series will inaugurate onboard its long haul Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the Hong Kong-Mumbai route.
This is the first time for Jet Airways to team up with another internationally acclaimed establishment to offer the finest food and service in the skies to its passengers. The first partnering restaurant will be Man Ho of Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, the signature Chinese restaurant brand of Marriott International, famous for dishes from the Pearl River Delta.
As part of the airline’s continuous endeavour to offer world class service for its guests, a range of varied and delectable Indian and International menu options will be offered onboard its First and Première (business) class starting from August this year. Passengers departing from Hong Kong will be served with Man Ho’s designed menu highlighting an array of sophisticated “Oriental Flavours”.
Veteran Chinese Chefs with 51 years of culinary experience between them, Chef Marco Cheng – Executive Chef, and Chef Ricky Wu – Executive Chinese Chef of Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, exclusively created and designed the airline’s first Epicurean Series. Featuring Canton and Sichuan inspired cuisine as well as fusion creations distinct and unique to Man Ho – Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel’s signature restaurant – Signature dishes includes Wok-Seared Fillet of Fish With Soy Sauce And Creamy Egg White Served With Pink Basil Noodle, Baked Duck Rolls With Asparagus And Mixed Vegetable Gratin in Curry Sauce And Served With Braised E-Fu Noodles And Eggplant, and Steamed Seafood Rings, Braised Brassica and Chinese Mushrooms With Oyster Sauce And Served With Fried Rice And Conpoy.
Both passengers in First class and Première Class (Business Class) will be delighted by the 5-star quality in-flight meal options accompanied by an extensive selection of award-winning in-flight wines. The menu will be updated regularly to surprise passengers.
The luxurious in-flight dining experience will be enhanced by a new line of bespoke crockery from the house of William Edwards – one of Britain’s leading and awarded ceramic designers. The design elements of the new crockery incorporate the traditional hand decoration techniques of English potters in the Stoke-On-Trent area, handed down from generations. Working mainly on special commissions, the William Edwards hand wrought tableware for Jet Airways sets the airline’s hallmark onboard service to a new level.
Jet Airways also raises the standard of luxury, privacy and comfort for passengers on its Hong Kong-Mumbai route by upgrading to its wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with deployment on 21st August.
The wide-body Boeing 777-300ER has a three-class configuration, including the latest incarnation of the airline’s world-renowned First Class service, a Première (Business Class) offering, and an updated and improved Economy service. Together, this will significantly enrich the in-flight experience of all Jet Airways’ guests.
The eight tastefully designed First Class suites will offer passengers a personal cabin area with dual sliding doors, offers unmatched levels of seclusion and comfort in an undistributed private space. These first class suites possess the world’s longest fully flat airline beds, dining tables for two, private wardrobes, touch-screen control panels, and 23-inch flat-screen LCD TVs with superb Bose noise-cancelling headphones. Guests will also be able to experience the airlines truly world class, warm and personalized service.
As the only airline providing First Class on the Hong Kong Mumbai route, flight 9W 75 will depart from Hong Kong at 19:15 and arrive Mumbai at 23:00 local time. On the return leg, 9W 76 will depart Mumbai at 01:05 and arrive into Hong Kong at 09:25 local time.
According to Mr. Sudheer Raghvan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, “Jet Airways continues its commitment to provide high-end services and upgrade of its aircraft as a luxury airline for Hong Kong travelers. Our catering and in-flight service teams have undertaken various new initiatives to enhance the On-board guest experience. Given the new Epicurean series and deployment of the state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the Hong Kong-Mumbai route, we truly believe a significantly superior and enriched service experience will be delivered to all our guests.”
In celebration of the launch of Epicurean series in partnership of Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel and the First Class suites, special incentives are offered to passengers, including:
First Class Companion Offer with Buy-1-Get-1-Free: Travel on First Class with a companion for price of 1 ticket by booking before 15 August (Travel Validity till 27 August, 2011). JetPrivilege Member Special: Book Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel Deluxe Ocean View Room at Best Available Rate and enjoy an upgrade to Executive Deluxe suite.
Boarding Pass Promotion for Jet Airways Passengers: Show boarding pass at any of the four restaurants in Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel to receive a 25% discount.About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 97 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.45years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 75 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London(Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York(both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.About Jet Airways KonnectJet Airways' Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating over 170 flights daily.About JetLiteJetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating over 110 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 115 aircraft and operate over 580 flights daily.
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