Jet Airways' emergence as one of the world's premium airlines has been recognised by the Best in Travel Poll 2008 , organised by SmartTravelAsia.com.
Voted one of the Top 10 Airlines in the world, Jet Airways was seventh in a poll of the world's best airlines, while being placed fifth in the Business Class Category for its acclaimed, herringbone-configured Première product; and sixth in the Cabin services category.
Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways said "the poll is indeed a worthy recognition of Jet Airways' high-quality products and services. Remarkably, this was all achieved in a short span of three years since we launched international services across the globe. It is a testimony to all who have helped the airline's fast climb in the world rankings and punch above our weight. This will encourage everyone in Jet Airways to further build upon our success and offer all our passengers more memorable flying experiences."
The Best in Travel Poll 2008 recognises the best in the industry and acknowledges their excellent services and products to the tourism and airline industry. The results of the poll were voted by the international readers of SmartTravelAsia.com, a regional online travel magazine, through May to July 2008. The voters, with about 60 per cent in Asia, 20 per cent in Europe and UK and 20 per cent in USA and North America , took 15.5 annual air trips on average.
These honors are the latest in a series of accolades for Jet Airways. In June 2008, Jet Airways received awards for being one of the 'Top 5 Airlines by Growth in Passenger Carriage' and one of 'Top 5 Airlines by Growth in Cargo Carriage' at the annual Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) awards .
In the same month, the airline was recognized for the excellence of its service and in-flight experience in the ' Airline of the Year Category ' at the second Annual "Which?" Awards presentation ceremony in London , placing a mere percentage point behind the eventual winner.
In April 2008, the airline's frequent flyer programme, JetPrivilege, won 9 Awards, including the intensely competitive 'Program of the Year' award for the second consecutive year, at the 20th Annual presentation ceremony of the prestigious Freddie Awards 2007 in Phoenix, USA . This was the fourth year in a row that JetPrivilege was honoured at the awards.
Jet Airways was also declared' the ' Best Cargo Airline of Central Asia '. at the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year Awards earlier in the month, held in London .
Founded in 1993, Jet Airways commenced its first international operations in 2004, and is today one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with flights to 64 destinations that span the length and breadth of India and beyond to North America, Europe (via the Brussels hub), Asia and the Gulf region.
About Jet Airways:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 85 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.28 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 385 flights daily.
Flights to 64 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as a value based Airline, JetLite promises to offer value for money fares. JetLite currently operates a fleet of 24 aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. JetLite operates 141 flights every day to 30 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo ).
Jet Airways with the acquisition of JetLite, today has a combined fleet strength of 109 aircraft and offer customers a schedule of over 526 flights daily.
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