Adjudged best in the aviation category
January 9, 2012
MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, was adjudged the BEST in AVIATION at the prestigious "NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2011". At a glittering ceremony held at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai on January 7, 2011, the NDTV Awards brought together the finest business minds and top bureaucrats of the country to acknowledge the very best, the brightest and most dynamic amongst corporate India for their relentless pursuit of excellence, a direct corollary to which has been the emergence of India at the forefront of a global economy.
Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, received the prestigious award on behalf of the Jet Airways family from the Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2011, in the presence of several luminaries from the business fraternity.
On receiving the award, Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways said, “I am deeply humbled for Jet Airways to be conferred this prestigious award and offer my heartfelt thanks to NDTV Profit for this singular honour. I accept this prestigious award on behalf of each and every member of the Jet Airways family, whose constant pursuit of excellence has singularly enabled the success of our airline. I am a firm believer in the Emerging India story and have no doubt in our potential to emerge as an economic powerhouse globally. In line with that, at Jet Airways we remain committed to consistently improving our legendary warmth, service, reliability and courtesy delivered by an attentive staff to ensure that we achieve customer delight.”
Jet Airways was previously accorded the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award in the Aviation category in July 2006.
Extensive research was carried out to determine the nominees and the winners under the guidance of leading names from the industry and business world who comprised the jury, including Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, HSBC India, T.N. Ninan, Chairman and Editorial Director, Business Standard, Kalpana Morparia, CEO, J P Morgan, India, Shanti Ekambaram, Group Head Wholesale Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Zia Mody, Senior Partner, AZB & Partners, Prannoy Roy, Chairman, NDTV, Dorab Sopariwala, Editorial Advisor, NDTV, Manvi Dhillon, Managing Editor, NDTV Profit.
NDTV partnered with Deloitte, BCF and Sattva as Knowledge Partners for the awards this year.
About Jet AirwaysJet Airways currently operates a fleet of 101 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 59 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.73 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 76 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 approximately 290 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 123 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 119 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.
© Jet Airways (India) Ltd.