Mumbai, June 7, 2011: Capitalising on the improvement in Global Business environment and the Holiday Season, Jet Airways Group created history in the Indian aviation industry by flying a record 2 million guests in May 2011. This marks the highest number of passengers carried by any airline of Indian origin on its domestic and international network.
Jet Airways flew a record 1.55 million guests on its domestic and international network; while JetLite flew an equally impressive 0.47 million guests to assist the Jet Airways Group log this truly unique milestone in the Indian Aviation sector.
In the domestic market, the annual holiday season lifted domestic passenger traffic for Jet Airways by 17%, as compared to the same period last year. The growth in International passenger traffic saw a similar 17% increase, reflecting a growing passenger demand for the airline’s award-winning International product, not to mention the increasing impact of Jet Airways’ International codeshares and introduction of new routes as well as strategic marketing and network initiatives.
Mr. Nikos Kardassis, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways (I) Ltd said, “Besides helping further consolidate our leadership position in Indian skies, this new milestone of flying 2 million guests further reiterates the fact that Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have all catered to distinct passenger segments. Thus, it has been the Group’s ability to fully anticipate customer and market requirements and consequently customize its product to cater to these requirements that has helped Jet Airways stay ahead. I am certain that our focus to deliver customer delight will further help Jet Airways build on its industry benchmarks of convenience and comfort for its guests.”
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 97 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.15 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, Toronto.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet 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 over 170 flights daily.
JetLite 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 17 aircraft, which includes 18 Boeing 737 series and 1 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series aircraft. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (
Kathmandu), operating over 110 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 114 aircraft and operate over 580 flights daily.