Jet Airways, India\'s premier international airline, has won the top honours in the prestigious \'Wines on the Wing\' awards, instituted by the US-based Global Traveller magazine.
While two of the airline\'s wines - Puligny Montrachet Louis Jadot and Domaine Lous Moreau Chablis - occupied the first and second spots in the first-class white wines category, Billecart-Salmon Brut came in fifth in the business-class champagne category.In the first class category, the airline secured the third position in overall standings.
At the contest held in Los Angeles, 22 of the world\'s best airlines served their best white, red and sparkling wines to 31 expert judges in a blind-tasting session.
The judges\' individual scores for each wine were added and averaged, and scores of an airline\'s submissions were aggregated. At the end of the session, Jet Airways was conferred with the Wines on the Wing awards.
Mr. Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President - Commercial, Jet Airways said, \"We are proud and honoured to receive this international award from the Global Traveller in recognition of our renowned international wines. Jet Airways is committed to delivering truly world-class service and has worked to continuously enhance the excellent in-flight services with gourmet foods and world-class wines. The award is testimony to our commitment to enhance the Jet Airways experience for our guests. We will persist in our endeavor to exceed guest expectations and create benchmarks in service standards for others to follow.\"
Jet Airways was previously honoured as one of the top participating airlines in the \'Business Class Sparkling\' wine category at the annual Cellars in the Sky Awards. Jet Airways also received the \'Best Airline Champagne/Sparkling Wine\' award for its Lanson Noble Cuvee Brut Millesime 1999 at the Global Traveler\'s 6th Annual Wines on the Wings International Business Class Airline Wine competition in New York City.
Global Traveller magazine is internationally well renowned for bringing in the most comprehensive information on travel and lifestyle to business and luxury travellers, and is the only publication to conduct surveys on in-flight wines in the US market. Jet Airways beat 21 of the world’s best airlines to win this coveted award.
The Global Traveler Award seeks to recognize and honour the best-in-class wines and champagne served on long-haul international business and first-class cabins. The Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet wine was reviewed to be elegant and balanced, has a nose of hazelnuts and lemon; nice acidity, finished with a little vanilla and more lemon/citrus.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 72 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 2 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.19 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft 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, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
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