Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jet Airways crosses 300,000 fans on Facebook

MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has emerged as the first Indian airline to add over three lakh fans on Facebook, arguably the largest and most influential social networking website in the world. The airline achieved this prestigious milestone within less than two years of the launch of Jet Airways Facebook community on January 19, 2010, at It is aimed at providing guests with real-time news updates about flight schedules, new customer programs, route additions, services and special offers etc., besides providing them with an online forum to discuss their experiences.

Jet Airways celebrated this unique milestone with the initiation of a week-long contest named - "Power of 300,000 fans". This contest was aimed at garnering ideas from guests and fans on how they could improve the environment to make this world a better place to live in. As part of the contest, Jet Airways fans responded with some simple and effective tips. These initiatives are part of the airline's strategy to actively reach out to a larger cross section of guests and engage with them on a real time basis through these social media platforms.

Commenting on achieving the unique milestone on Facebook Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said, "Jet Airways has been a pioneer in the Indian aviation sector in terms of recognizing and harnessing the power of social media networks to better understand, communicate with and delight our stakeholders. Reaching the 300,000 fans milestone stands testimony to the success of our company's initiatives in actively reaching out to and engaging with a large cross-section of our guests. Facebook, LinkedIn and foursquare have revolutionized the social media space and this is evident from the rapidly growing member communities that Jet Airways has on all these social media platforms. We actively focus to gather valuable feedback from guests on their experience with Jet Airways and strive to address any concerns raised by them. Going forward, we will continue to engage more of our members and will expand our presence through other tools in the social media space."

In a similar initiative to enhance its social media presence, Jet Airways also created a Company page on the extremely popular LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 90 million members. Similarly, Jet Airways became the first Indian operator, to have a presence on foursquare, a location-based mobile social networking application. Guests may create an account on foursquare and follow Jet Airways by visiting .

For further details on Jet Airways' social media initiatives, guests may log on to the airline's website at. Alternatively, guests may visit m.jetairways.com from their mobile phones.
Source: 4-trader.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jet Airways needs to raise funds

Mumbai: The auditors of India's biggest carrier Jet Airways have warned the company required to raise funds or generate cash flows in the future to meets its obligations, including financial support to its subsidiary JetLite.

Deloitte Haskins & Sells and Chaturvedi & Shah said in a report dated November 11 that raising money is crucial if Jet's accounts have to be prepared on a "going concern basis" in the future, the company the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Earlier this month, Jet swung to a net loss, compared with a profit a year ago, hurt by rising fuel prices and a forex loss in the quarter.

In September, auditors of smaller rival Kingfisher Airlines (KING.NS) had warned that the airline needed to infuse funds to continue as a "going concern".

India's airline sector is struggling under rising fuel costs and a heavy debt burden, making it tough for them to raise funds and forcing cancellation of aircraft orders.
Source: IBNLive.com

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jet Airways (India) Limited : Jet Airways takes delivery of 100th aircraft

MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has achieved a major milestone - the induction of the 100th aircraft into its fleet. The airline accepted a brand new, Next Generation Boeing 737-800 with sky interiors in Seattle on November 15, 2011.

The 100th aircraft will be the third all new Boeing 737-800 configured with 8 Premiere and 162 economy seats, and will commence commercial operations from December 5, 2011. New improved passenger service units and a significantly quieter cabin will add to the comfort of the guests. Another feature that will most definitely be appreciated by guests are the new pivot bins, which afford greater overhead bin capacity for storage. The new Boeing 737 - 800 aircraft also possess superior on board, sound quality and clarity through new speakers that have been improved in each passenger row. The all new Sky Interiors with curved cabin architecture further provide a feeling of openness and space.

The all new Boeing 737-800 will also be replete with bright new colors and d├ęcor of the aircraft with modern, sculpted sidewalls and larger windows, combined with the effect of the light-emitting diode (LED) lighting significantly enhancing the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. Besides, the LED lighting can portray different color schemes like a soft blue sky and a relaxing pallet of sunset colors, while providing for maximum efficiency and lower maintenance costs.

Importantly, Jet Airways Konnect had set about its mission of becoming the preferred airline for its guests in India as early as 1993 by flying the most modern generation, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-300 aircraft in Indian skies.

In December 1996, Jet Airways signed a Purchase Agreement with the manufacturer for the acquisition of 10 Boeing 737-400/800 aircraft, thus becoming the country's first private airline to acquire its own fleet of new aircraft.

Jet Airways was the first airline in Asia to fly the Next Generation Boeing 737-800, barely seven months post the commercial induction of such aircraft in the United States. The airline was also the second airline in Asia to induct the Boeing 737-900 aircraft, besides being the second airline in the world to operate Next Generation B737-700/800/900 aircraft.

Later on in 2007, Jet Airways embarked on the first phase of international expansion with the induction of wide-bodied Airbus 330-200 aircraft in 2006 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in 2007.

Nikos Kardassis, Chief Executive Officer of Jet Airways, said "The delivery of our 100th Aircraft is a major milestone for everyone at Jet Airways. The airline has always chosen to utilize the very best in next generation avionics to ensure superior quality, reliable service and above all customer satisfaction. A case-in-point being the fact that we were the very first airline in India to fly the modern generation, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-300 aircraft in Indian skies. Later the induction of the Boeing 737 - 800 made Jet Airways the first airline in Asia to fly the Next Generation aircraft, barely seven months post its commercial induction in the United States. We are also happy to have worked closely with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) as a partner since 1995 and look forward for more fruitful affiliation in the years to come as Jet Airways plans to expand its domestic and international network."

The airline post the acquisition of its 100thaircraft, will fly to 76 destinations, including 24 international destinations making it one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. Source: 4-traders.com