Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has been adjudged the ‘Best Airline – Business/First Class (Indian) at the prestigious Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2012. Renowned for the warmth and hospitality of its acclaimed in-flight service, a reflection of the high standards of the airlines’ structured and stringent in-flight training procedures, Jet Airways emerged victorious from amongst a field comprising several of the world's leading airlines.
Sonu Kripalani, Vice-President- Passenger Sales (India), Jet Airways, received the award on behalf of the airline at a glittering function in Mumbai attended by several luminaries from the trade and travel industry.
Said Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, “We are proud and honoured to receive this coveted award from the Lonely Planet magazine in recognition of our renowned services. Jet Airways is committed to delivering truly world class service and has worked to continuously enhance the excellent services on ground and in flight. The ‘Best Airline - Business/First Class (Indian)’ award is testimony to our commitment to enhance the Jet Airways experience for our customers. We will persist in our endeavor to exceed customer expectations and create benchmarks in service standards for others to follow.”
This Award, based on an exhaustive readers response study conducted through an online poll and magazine, seeks to recognize and honour the best in class destinations, organizations and service providers based on an objective study conducted by Lonely Planet.
About Jet Airways: Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 102 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 60 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 6.04 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 JetKonnect: A 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 promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers. Jet Airways and JetKonnect have a combined fleet strength of 121 aircraft, and operate over 620 flights daily.
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