Jet Airways flying high as London-Mumbai service turns five

Jet Airways flying high as London-Mumbai service turns five

Guests travelling with Jet Airways will enjoy a little extra sweetener this weekend (Sunday) as the airline celebrates the fifth anniversary of its London operations on 23rd May 2010 with special in-flight birthday cake.

First and Première Class guests will be served cake on the three Mumbai and Delhi flights departing ex London Heathrow on 23rd May, whilst Economy Class guests will enjoy mouth-watering Lily O’Briens chocolates, accompany by a glass of sparkling wine (as always, First and Premiere Class guests are served champagne).  The inaugural London-Mumbai flight took to the skies on 23rd May 2005 onboard an Airbus 340 aircraft.  Since then 1.1 million guests have flown with Jet Airways from London Heathrow, across all routes.  India’s premier airline has plenty to celebrate this year with the fifth anniversary, a stellar growth pattern across all sectors and a surge in front end traffic set to fuel further expansion in Europe.

Jet Airways saw the best month ever for flights to India from the UK in March 2010, with seven months of consecutive growth since October 2009. The airline has been sustaining its seat factor for its international operations at over 75% reflecting continued high demand for Jet Airways’ award-winning product.  Despite the turbulent economic climate, the carrier has continued to woo business guests onboard with ultra-high levels of service, making improvements in business class such as becoming the first airline to offer complimentary Dom Perignon Champagne.

The Indian market leader is now predicting that demand for business travel and front end traffic will help drive Jet Airways’ expansion in Europe.

High Five - Five reasons to travel with Jet Airways:

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1.        Jet Airways is the only airline to fly to India with private suites in first class.  The suite doubles up as a one-to-one meeting room, offers a private dining experience or just simply provides guests with the ultimate in luxury, comfort and privacy.
2.        Jet Airways’ in-flight menu is designed by Kensington’s Bombay Brasserie (part of the luxury Taj group).  To enhance the Western element of the in-flight menu, Jet Airways has recently appointed Michelin starred chef, Yves Mattagne, who introduced a new menu on 1 April.
3.        Jet Airways is the Indian market leader with the largest domestic network, flying to 65 destinations across India and beyond, connecting to a destination every 5 minutes.
4.        Jet Airways flies daily to India from London Heathrow, with double daily flights to Mumbai and daily to Delhi, where it connects on to 44 other domestic destinations.
5.        Jet Airways codeshares with Brussels Airlines, enabling passengers in the north of England to fly to India and beyond, via Jet’s Brussels hub from both Birmingham and Manchester airports.

Key priorities for 2010 for Jet include increasing expanding connectivity in the Middle East to match demand. A new daily flight to Doha, Qatar, from Delhi started in January 2010.  Jet’s first daily direct service from Mumbai to Johannesburg launched on 14 April 2010, in time for the World Cup.