New York – June 19, 2007: Jet Airways, India’s largest privately owned airline, will inaugurate transatlantic service on August 5, 2007 with the introduction of daily flights between New York and Mumbai. The airline is currently undergoing a $3.7 billion expansion — increasing its fleet by 20 new wide-bodied Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 jets, with 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on order.
Jet Airways Even the most jaded travelers are impressed by the level of service, comfort and overall excellence on Jet Airways — a carrier considered at the forefront of shaping the world’s airline industry. No detail is overlooked. Sliding double-doors open to reveal private First Class suites containing the world’s largest first class beds (83″) with an 8-point massage system. Jet Airways’ Première (Business) Class features one of the aviation industry’s longest and widest flat-bed seats. Its ergonomically designed economy class seats and state of the art in-flight Panasonic eX2 Entertainment system are additional examples of how Jet Airways is transforming each passenger’s experience.
Jet Airways Flights will operate between New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport and Mumbai International Airport on Boeing 777-300ER wide-bodied jets. Flights depart New York at 8:25pm and arrive in Mumbai at 11:30pm the following evening; they return from Mumbai at 2:10am and arrive in New York at 11:55am the same day. The New York flights will make en route stops in Brussels — Jet Airways’ new European hub. Jet Airways will inaugurate a transpacific route in October, with daily service from San Francisco to Shanghai and Mumbai.
Jet Airways Announcing the launch date, Naresh Goyal, the founder and chairman of Jet Airways, said, “We are proud to be launching transatlantic service and bringing the spirit of the New India into one of the world’s most important markets. Our goal is to be recognized as one of the world’s top five airlines by 2010. Having built our reputation in India and six other international destinations, we are confident that the US market is ready to recognize Jet Airways as one of the most exciting and outstanding pioneers of aviation in the world today.”
Founded in 1993, Jet Airways currently operates flights to 50 cities — including more than 40 in India, as well as to London, Sri Lanka, Nepal and South East Asia. In addition to New York and San Francisco, Jet Airways plans to serve Toronto, Johannesburg and the Persian Gulf by mid-2008.
ABOUT JET AIRWAYS: In addition to the new Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 equipment, Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 62 aircraft with 49 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft, 3 Airbus A340-300E aircraft, 2 Airbus A330-200 aircraft and 8 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.2 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 340 flights daily. Since its creation in 1993, it has flown more than 71 million passengers.
For more information, go to www.jetairways.com