Jet Airways has announced its 12th straight month of international passenger revenue growth with an over 18% rise carrying 3.82 lakh passengers across the globe for the month of October 2010, versus 3.23 lakh in the same period last year, maintaining the top spot with a strong market share of 26.2% and a record On Time Performance.
The growth in international passenger traffic was due to the onset of the festive holiday season and of course the improving global business scenario worldwide. The jump in global traffic also reflected the increasing impact of Jet Airways’ international codeshares and introduction of new routes as well as strategic marketing and network initiatives.
In the domestic market, the festive season during Diwali, lifted domestic passengers revenue by a solid 11%, with the airline carrying 8.70 lakh in October 2010, as compared to 7.85 lakh in the previous year.
This remarkable overall growth, globally and locally, has ensured Jet Airways successfully maintain its leadership position in the Indian aviation skies with 26.2% market share.
Both Jet Airways and JetLite have further improved their On Time Performance among the scheduled domestic carriers in October. As per Director General of Civil Aviation data, Jet Airways and JetLite posted 92.5 % and 92.8% respectively on the critical service parameter of On Time Performance in October 2010.
Driven by improved customer service quality and its enhanced on time reliability, JetLite, the wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd, also posted a remarkable seat factor of 81.0%, carrying over 3.62 lakh passengers in October 2010 as compared to 3.34 lakh in the previous year.
According to Mr. Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways, “Twelve months of consistent growth in domestic and international traffic, reflect the fact that Jet Airways, is fast emerging the airline of choice for guests travelling to and from the Indian subcontinent. This robust growth is a testimony to our customer centric focus wherein we have introduced unique products like Jet Airways Konnect - dedicated to deliver the “joy of flying” for our guests. In addition, strategic code shares and innovative marketing have given us the required impetus that has helped stay ahead of the industry growth curve. The introduction of new flights into Milan at the heart of Central Europe will undoubtedly further help consolidate our dominant market leadership as a preferred in international airline.”