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EZ Press Release -- June 21, 2010 Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and Jet Lite, a wholly owned subsidiary, have achieved the best on time performance in May, as per the figures released by the Director General of Civil Aviation.
The two airlines topped all other domestic airlines operating in India in respect of On-Time Performance.
The May, which is the peak summer season, has seen a sharp turnaround following the unwavering dedication and commitment displayed by the staff of Jet Airways and Jet Lite on the network which has played a decisive role in enhancing Jet Airways and Jet Lite OTP.
During May, Jet Airways has recorded its On-time performance to 88.9 per cent. Jet Lite has outperformed all the airlines with 89.9 per cent in May.
The month of May has also seen the airline carrying 8.69 lakh revenue passengers registering a sharp 41.2 per cent growth as compared to the same period last year with a seat factor of 82.5 per cent. Likewise, Jet Lite also posted seat factor of 85.3 per cent during the same period carrying over 4.02 lakh passengers.
Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “With our dedicated staff, we have shown Jet Airways can do and deliver when it comes to maintaining our leadership position. The airline has achieved phenomenal growth factor owing to its operational efficiencies and sound line maintenance practices. May has been a peak season and the Jet Airways has risen to the occasion to ensure that the guests are on time at their destinations.”
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 89 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 53 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.74 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world.
Flights to 66 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Johannesburg, 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.
About Jet Lite
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 24 aircraft, which includes 18 Boeing 737 series and 6 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 113 aircraft and operate over 490 flights daily.