Jet Airways (India)

Jet Airways (India)

An Overview of Jet Airways (India)

Jet Airways is an Indian airline based out of Mumbai. Jet Airways is the second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and market share in India after Indigo. Jet Airways was founded by Naresh Goyal as an air taxi on 1st April 1992 and the airline started its commercial operations on 5th May 1993 with four leased aircrafts leased from Malaysian Airlines. Jet Airways has its primary hub at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, and its secondary hubs at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Pune. Initially Jet Airways operated only on domestic routes, and the airline began its international operations in March 2004, the first international route that Jet Airways operated on was from Chennai to Colombo. Jet Airways sold 24% of its stake to Etihad Airways on 24th April 2013 and entered into an agreement which has allowed seamless travel for today’s passengers.

Earlier Time of Jet Airways: Jet Airways started this long way flying as an air taxi operator on 1 April 1992. It started commercial operations on 5 May 1993 with a fleet of four leased Boeing 737-300 aircraft. In January 1994 a change in the law enabled Jet Airways to apply for scheduled airline status, which was granted on 4 January 1995. It began international operations from Chennai to Colombo in March 2004. The company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, but 80% of its stock is controlled by CEO & MD. Due to recession, Jet Airways suspended these routesAhmedabad–London, Amritsar–London, Bangalore–Brussels, Mumbai–Shanghai–San Francisco and Mumbai-Brussels-New York.

Subsidiaries: JetLite was a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways.

Jet Konnect is the low-cost brand of Jet Airways which launched on 8 May 2009, and fly on same airline designation as Jet Airways. This Subsidiary of Jet operates both, fleet of ATR 72-500s and Boeing 737-800s.


Jet Airways operates on a fleet of 115 aircrafts. The Jet Airways’ fleet includes aircrafts from the Airbus, ATR and Boeing families. Jet owns 12 aircrafts from the Airbus family, 18 ATRs and 80 aircrafts from the Boeing family which include 8 A330-200s and 4 A330-300s, 15 ATR 72-500, 3 ATR 72-600, 5 Boeing 737-700, 64 Boeing 737-800, 2 Boeing 737-90, 4 Boeing 737-900ER and 10 Boeing 777-300ER. This fleet ensures to cater for all their short medium and long haul flights.


Jet Airways operates flights to 73 destinations which include 51 domestic and 22 International destinations across the globe. Jet airways flies to Port Blair, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Diu, Goa, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Porbandar, Rajkot, Vadodra, Jammu, Leh, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bangalore, Mangalore, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Indore, Khajurao, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Imphal, Aizawl, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madhurai, Tiruchirapalli, Hyderabad, Agartala, Dehradun, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bagdogra and Kolkata in India and Milan, Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Amsterdam, Muscat, Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Colombo, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, London, New York City, Newark, Ho Chi Minh City and Doha.

The top domestic routes on which Jet Airways operates are Mumbai to New Delhi, New Delhi to Mumbai, Bangalore to Mumbai and Mumbai to Chennai where it operates 90, 71, 65 and 51 weekly flights.

Cabin Classes:

Jet Airways is a full cost carrier, hence its aircraft cabins are divided into different classes. These cabin classes are: First Class, Premiere and Economy. When travelling on International routes the amenities offered are different from those offered while travelling on domestic routes.

First Class (available only on International routes) offers passengers their own private suite, with sliding doors offering you complete privacy and more comfort than one can imagine, First Class also offers you a private wardrobe. Passengers can personalize your five course meal from an array of International cuisine and also choose from a wide collection of fine wines and whiskies.

Premiere Class offers 1-1 seating plan which offers aisle as well as window seats for all the passengers, all seats have access to a laptop plug-in socket. Premiere Class features lie flat beds with a small wall to ensure privacy. Premiere Class offers passengers with a Dine Anytime feature, passengers can choose to eat their meals at anytime during the flight. In the name of in-flight entertainment premiere Class features a 15.4 inch, touch screen LCD TVs with access to the latest Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters.

Economy Class offers seats designed to allow passengers to stretch their legs, the 6 way headrest provides full comfort for long haul flights. Passengers travelling Economy are provided a choice between Indian and International cuisines. In the name of in flight entertainment Economy Class features 10.6 inch touch screens with access to the latest blockbusters and TV shows.

Baggage Allowance:

Free baggage allowance will vary depending on the class of travel, route and flight type. On routes between India and Europe, Economy Class passengers are allowed to check in 30 kgs of luggage, Premiere Class passengers are allowed to check in 40 kgs and First Class passengers are allowed to check in 50 kgs. The baggage allowance depends on and varies with the route and passengers are advised to check the website before booking your tickets. Passengers are allowed to carry a hand carry bag on board the aircraft, Jet Airways permits one carry on bag weighing not more than 7 kgs. The hand baggage weight should not exceed 7 Kgs.
Check-in baggage: Dimension per bag (Height + Width + Length) should not exceed 158 cm (62 inches). Aloowances may be based on weight or pieces. Jetairway wil not accept any single piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kgs. Infant with a seat can avail same free baggage allowance as applicable to adult passenger.

Excess baggage Charges on Jet Airways:
Excess baggage will be charged INR 200 per kg.

Web check-in passengers can use the Baggage Drop Counter to check-in luggage quickly and easily. Travellers can also save time by checking in at the priority counters for Jet Airways at selected airports. FareHawker also provides web check-in services information’s for the passengers of JetAirways.

Frequent Flier Program:

Jet Airways operates a frequent flier program by the name of JetPrivilege. Members of JetPrivelege have dedicated check in counters, additional baggage, lounge access, priority baggage tagging and easier reservations. JetPrivelege is based on a four tier model. The four tiers are Blue/Blue plus, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Passengers can earn JPmiles while travelling with Jet Airways and its partner Etihad Airways, the same JPmiles can be redeemed to upgrade your class of travel, check in additional baggage and access many more facilities.

FareHawker Offer for Jet Airways Group Booking:

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