Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal declared `Man of the Year` by the Belgian Aviation Press Club
Released on: April 14, 2008, 1:10 am
Press Release Author: Parinaz Driver
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: April 10, 2008: Jet Airways' Chairman Naresh Goyal has been presented with the prestigious 'Man of the Year' award by the Belgian Aviation Press Club (APC).
Press Release Body: The Aviation Press Club is an influential club of Belgian aviation journalists that celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Mr. Goyal was presented with the award by Ms. Cathy Buyck, Chairwoman of the APC.
Commenting on the honour, Mr. Goyal declared "I am honoured to receive this award in the first year of our activities on Brussels Airport. However, credit for my winning this award must also go to my team, as well as Brussels Airlines and Brussels Airport for whose support I am very grateful."
Ms. Buyck added, "We wish to congratulate Mr. Goyal on the successful start that he had at Brussels Airport with Jet Airways.By constructing an international hub at our national airport he has helped to put it once again on the map internationally".
One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Jet Airways was the first Indian airline to establish a European hub at Brussels, as well as the first to operate direct flights between India and Brussels.
Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 81 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 9 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.20 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 380 flights daily.
Flights to 59 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (JFK), New York (Newark),Toronto, Brussels, London Heathrow, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the induction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
Role in growth at Brussels Airport
Last summer Jet Airways developed its first international hub at Brussels Airport and inaugurated the first direct routes between Brussels and Mumbai. Out of Brussels, India's largest airline company flies daily to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai in India, New York's Newark and John F. Kennedy as well as Toronto in Canada.
In 2007, passenger numbers grew by 23% for long haul flights from Brussels Airport, which amounts to an extra 300.000 passengers. Of which at least half can be attributed to Jet Airways.
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