November 12, 2011
MUMBAI: On the occasion of Children's Day, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today invited its young guests between 12 to 21 years 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.
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 an 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.
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. Jet Airways has maintained its industry-leading position by continuously investing in and expanding its entertainment offering thereby ensuring a variety of choices to create thoroughly entertaining flights for passengers of all ages. We expect such fun filled entertaining 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 different types of take offs and landings of various types of planes.
The young guests were selected from a large database of JetPrivilege members.
"There's an entire forest waiting to help you live your own 'Jungle Book', the Taj Safaris way!" JetSpark in collaboration with Taj Safaris came up with package to explore India's Tiger Trails which includes seasoned naturalists escorting guests on the ultimate interpretive 4x4 safari at any of the four unique and luxurious lodges - Mahua Kothi in Bandavgarh National Park, Baghvan in Pench National Park, Banjaar Tola at Kanha National Park and Pashan Garh in Panna National Park.
Jet Airways also conducted an essay competition 'My dream destination' and 3 winners from 3 age-groups were given F&B Vouchers courtesy Taj Hotels. Special gifts from Taj Safaris, Penguin Books India, Lindt Chocolates, Orangina and Qua were handed over to young guests. Refreshments were courtesy Oberoi Flight Services.
About Jet AirwaysJet Airways currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 57 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.69 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 75 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 Jet Airways KonnectJet Airways' Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is 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 approximately 290 flights daily.
About JetLiteJetLite is a 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 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating 123 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 117 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.
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