November 13, 2010
Mumbai: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today invited its young guests for an educational excursion at its flight simulator. JetSpark is a unique initiative by the airline to connect with and build long-term relationships with its young guests between the age group of 2 – 21 years. Through this dedicated forum, Jet Airways plans to engage its young guests through exclusive events, offers and customised promotions to ensure that the airline emerges as the definitive choice for these future flyers.
Launched last year, JetSpark hosted around forty such future travelers, the airline's young JetPrivilege members aged between 12 to 20 years.
At a half-day event held in Mumbai, the young JetPrivilege members were taken to the airline's Flight Simulator where they were instructed on how pilots fly aircraft. The youngsters also got an opportunity to 'fly' the state of art Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 'aircraft' under expert supervision and guidance of experienced Jet Airways pilots.
Noted Bollywood actor Dia Mirza interacted with the young guests.
Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “JetSpark is truly a one of its kind property created with the specific intention of nurturing a strong bond with our future flyers by being an integral part of their formative years. We expect such funfilled educational exercises to encourage young guests to further explore the fascinating world of aviation.”
The young guests participated in quiz contests and interacted with Jet Airways Flight Engineers, Pilots and in-flight crew. They also observed videos of assembling of aircraft, besides landings and take offs of planes.
The young guests were selected from a large database of JetPrivilege members.
Jet Airways conducted an essay competition 'My dream destination' and 3 winners from 3 age-groups were selected and given the free tickets to their dream destination on the Jet Airways network. Jet Airways and Gini & Jony gift hampers were handed over to young guests along with special gifts from Reebok, Crossword Kimaya and Fantasie Chocolates. Refreshments were courtesy Sky Gourmet Group.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 91 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.10 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets 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.
Jet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways’ value 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.
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 complimentary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.
JetLite 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 18 aircraft, which includes 16 Boeing 737 series and 2 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series aircraft. The airline flies to 25 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), operating over 110 flights a day, on average. Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, its all-economy, no-frills service, and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 109 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.
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