December 10, 2012
New Delhi: In an effort to boost the ever expanding online shopping market in India, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, along with Google India and leading eCommerce partners, have come together to introduce the concept of Cyber Monday to India. Titled the ‘Great Online Shopping Festival’, this online festival will go live on 12th December 2012 at www.gosf.in.
With over 137 million Internet users in the country, India is witnessing a significant growth in online activity. It is for the first time that an industry wide initiative of this scale is being attempted in order to offer users across the country access to unbeatable deals & discounts on the web on one single day.
Jet Airways is the only airline among over 50 partners, including leading eCommerce, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industries, offering customers across India their best deals for 24 hours only on December 12th, 2012.
The initiative is aimed at encouraging shoppers to adopt online shopping module, with a focus on reaching out to first time online buyers. Jet Airways will offer special deals on one-way and return flights, along with the opportunity to earn upto 500 bonus JPMiles and exciting discount shopping vouchers.
Speaking about the initiative, Belson Coutinho, Vice President – eCommerce & Innovations, Jet Airways, said, “India has a huge and growing potential for eCommerce and we are excited to partner with Google in this unique initiative. I am sure these exciting offers will generate a much needed boost and encourage first time online buyers to experience the convenience of online shopping.”
Speaking about the launch of the initiative, Rajan Anandan, Managing Director & VP sales & Operations Google India said, “We are very excited to partner with all the leading eCommerce players in the industry to bring the Great Online Shopping Festival. The online shopping industry is estimated to be already over a 1.5 $ billion and with this initiative we want to reach out and promote online shopping to first time buyers. The industry has done a lot to promote eCommerce adoption in India and we are partnering with them to provide users an easy access to all the deals. We look forward to a great response from buyers all across India.”About Jet Airways: Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 11 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 60 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 18 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 6.06 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 73 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
About JetKonnect: 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 nearly all domestic routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft with over 500 daily flights connecting 52 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests. JetKonnect’s convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.
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