Jet Airways
Topics: Airline, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Southwest Airlines / Pages: 6 (1329 words) / Published: Sep 16th, 2010

Jet Airways (India) Ltd. is an airline based inMumbai,India, operating domestic and international services. It operates over 355 daily flights to 43 destinations across the country and 15 overseas. Its main base is
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airportin Mumbai. Jet Airways other major hubs are located at Indira Gandhi International Airport,Delhi,Anna
InternationalAirport, Chennai, NetajiSubhashChandraBose InternationalAirport, Kolkata, BangaloreInternationalAirport, Bangalore, and BrusselsAirport, Brussels.
According to March 2007 available figures, its share of India's domestic aviation market increased to over 43% (up from less than 27% a few months prior to March 2007), and, as of 2007, is greater than any other Indian domestic operator's market share. Jet Airways was voted as the best airline in South Asia and Central Asia region bySkytrax in 2007.
HISTORYJet Airways was incorporated as an "air taxi" operator on 1 April
1992. It started commercial airline operations on 5 May 1993 with a fleet of
4 Boeing 737-300 aircraft. In January 1994 a change in the law enabled Jet
Airways to apply for scheduled airline status, which was granted on4
January 1995. It began international operations to Sri Lanka in March 2004.
Plans to acquire rival Air Sahara, announced in January 2006, after some rough patches deal got through. The airline is owned by Tailwinds (owned by Naresh Goyal) (80%) and public shares (20%) and has 10,017 employees
(at March 2007).
Naresh Goyal, who already owned Jetair (Private) Limited (which providedsales and marketing for foreign airlines in India) set up Jet Airways as a full-service scheduled airline that would give competition to state-ownedIndian
Airlines. Indian Airlines had enjoyed a monopoly in the domestic market between 1953, when all major Indian air transport providers were nationalised under the Air Corporations Act (1953), and January 1994, when

the Air Corporations Act was repealed, following which Jet

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