June 4, 2012
MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, recently conducted an educational excursion of Jet Airways’ aircraft maintenance hangar, on June 2, 2012, near the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Santacruz for its young JetPrivilege members aged between 12 to 21 years. JetSpark is a unique initiative by the airline to connect with, and build a long-term relationship with its young guests between the ages of 2 to 21 years. Through this dedicated forum, Jet Airways plans to engage its young guests through exclusive events, offers and customized promotions, to ensure that the airline emerges as the definitive choice for these future flyers.
JetSpark had hosted a similar event last year for its young JetPrivilege members aged between 12 to 21 years at the hangar.
The young travelers during their half day visit were given an education on the many facets of airline maintenance and operations. The young members were given an opportunity to explore a Boeing 737-800 aircraft parked in the airline’s hangar. Sixty enthusiastic participants spent hours in admiration of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, learning and understanding the working of the aircraft. The young guests were also shown the interior of the Jet Airways’ aircraft, cockpit and the cargo hold.
These JetPrivilege members participated in quiz contests and interacted with Jet Airways Flight Engineers and Cabin Crew. They were also shown videos as to how an aircraft is assembled, besides take offs and landings of planes. Later the children were taken for a visit to the engine, structure, brake & wheel and seat shops. They also witnessed the actual take offs and landings of various aircraft. Attended by the young JetPrivilege members, the educational excursion by the engineers provided them with rich insights into maintenance and operations.
Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “At Jet Airways, we are continually focused on creating a strong bond with all our guests. The JetSpark initiative is an attempt to connect with the young flyers of the future by being an integral part of their formative years. We are especially happy to offer our young JetPrivilege members this unique opportunity to experience firsthand a comprehensive maintenance operation, which should give them some in-depth understanding of how the airline operates. We expect such fun filled educational exercises to encourage young guests to further explore the fascinating world of aviation.”
Special gifts from Jet Airways, Qua, B'lue, Lindt, Orangina, Penguin Books India, Barista Lavazza, United Colors of Benetton, Rajdhani, Pavers England were handed over to the children. Refreshments were courtesy Sky Gourmet.
About Jet AirwaysJet Airways currently operates a fleet of 103 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 61 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 6.11 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 JetKonnectA consolidation of the erstwhile JetLite and Jet Airways Konnect brands, the new JetKonnect service is a dedicated product designed to meet the needs of the low fare segment. JetKonnect will also offer guests a Premiere service on certain select routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft and 400 daily flights connecting 56 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests, making it India’s largest low fare brand.
JetKonnect’s convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares promises to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.
© Jet Airways (India) Ltd.