September 20, 2010
MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has been conferred with the prestigious 'Best Full Service Airline- International (Indian)' and 'Best Full Service Airline- Domestic' awards for 2009 by the Air Passengers Association of India (APAI).
Mr. Saroj Datta, Executive Director- Jet Airways, received the award on behalf of the airline, at a seminar on the Responsibility & Rights of Airline Passengers, jointly organised by CAI (Consumer Association of India) and APAI on September 18, 2010 at Chennai, attended by several luminaries from the trade and travel industry, and members of the media. The awards were given out by Sri K Shanmugam, IAS , Secretary, Finance & former Secretary, Dept. of Consumer Affairs and Food, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
Receiving the awards, Mr. Datta said, “On behalf of Jet Airways, I would like to thank the APAI for this distinct recognition and honour. Importantly, these awards holds special significance as they are a recognition of our renowned service by none other than our guests. Jet Airways is committed to delivering truly world class service and has worked to continually enhance the excellent in-flight product and service on all our flights. These awards stand testimony to our commitment to continually focus on the needs of our guests, thus offering them a truly world-class travel experience."
The largest private airline operator in the country (with its all-economy subsidiary JetLite), Jet Airways currently flies to 23 international destinations across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Gulf, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Dammam and Riyadh.
Jet Airways was previously honoured by the APAI as the 'Best Full Service Airline-India' in 2007, and as the ‘Best Full Service Airline in India’ in 2008.
The Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) is India’s only national, non-profit organization totally dedicated to the welfare of the air passenger.About Jet AirwaysJet Airways currently operates a fleet of 90 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.99 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world.
Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.About Jet Airways KonnectJet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways’ all-economy service on key domestic routes, 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 200 flights daily.
Konnect Select’ is a premium economy product introduced on certain Jet Airways Konnect flights. This new front cabin class features wider and more comfortable seats, with a 40 inch seat pitch. The services include complementary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, its all-economy, no-frills service, and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 112 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.About JetLiteJetLite is a wholly owned 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 22 aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 5 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. The airline flies to 25 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), operating over 110 flights a day, on average.
© Jet Airways (India) Ltd.