Jet Airways is a major Indian airline based in Mumbai. It is the second largest airline in India, both in terms of market share and passengers carried. It operates over 3,000 flights daily to 76 destinations worldwide. Its main hub is Mumbai, with secondary hubs at Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. It has an international hub at Brussels Airport, Belgium.
Jet Airways was incorporated as an air taxi operator on April 1, 1992. It started commercial operations on May 5, 1993 with a fleet of four leased Boeing 737-300 aircraft from Malaysia Airlines. In January 1994, a change in the law enabled Jet Airways to apply for scheduled airline status, which was granted on January 4, 1995. Naresh Goyal – who already owned Jetair (Private) Limited, which provided sales and marketing for foreign airlines in India – set up Jet Airways as a full-service scheduled airline to compete against state-owned Indian Airlines.
Jet began international operations from Chennai to Colombo in March 2004. In January 2006, Jet Airways announced that it would buy Air Sahara for US$ 500 million in an all-cash deal, making it the biggest takeover in Indian aviation history. Air Sahara was renamed JetLite, and was marketed between a low-cost carrier and a full service airline. In August 2008, Jet Airways announced its plans to completely integrate JetLite into Jet Airways.
Jet Airways: One of India’s Top Airlines
|2013||Wins top honours at Global Traveller Wines on the Wing Awards|
|2011||Receives Best Domestic Airline Award by the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI)|
|2009||Introduces Jet Airways Konnect – a new all economy, no frills service|
|2008||Wins Best Cargo Airlines of Central Asia Award|
|2006||Becomes first airline in India to offer kiosk check-in|