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EZ Press Release -- May 15, 2010 Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, celebrated a 'green' 17th anniversary (on May 05th) with a tree plantation drive participated by employees representing various departments of the Airline at the airline’s new upcoming head Quarters in Bandra.
Over a hundred employees from all the various departments across the airline from In-flight services and Finance to Flight Operations and Cargo, planted 25 saplings, in the presence of senior company officials, to mark the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways said: “Jet Airways is a responsible corporate citizen and our tree plantation drive on the occasion of our 17th Anniversary is an expression of this approach. For the airline, it is a small attempt to inform and educate its staff to respect and make their own small contribution to the environment.”
Jet Airways commenced operations on May 5, 1993 to 12 domestic destinations, with a fleet of four leased Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
The airline has since grown to emerge as India’s premier international airline, and the country’s leading airline group by market share. With a fleet of 87 wide and narrow-bodied aircraft, Jet Airways today flies to 65 destinations in India and around the world.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 87 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 51 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.69 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet 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), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Dammam and Riyadh.
Jet Airways (including its all-economy, no-frills Jet Airways Konnect service) operates over 380 flights daily.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways’ all-economy service on key domestic routes, designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares.
Jet Airways Konnect links five major metros- Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata - with several destinations across India, operating over 195 flights daily.
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 25 aircraft, which includes 18 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. The airline flies to 28 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 112 aircraft and operate over 490 flights daily.