Jet Airways Honoured With Awards At Changi Airline Awards Ceremony At Singapore
Released on: June 19, 2008, 10:01 pm
Press Release Author: Parinaz Driver
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: 18 June 2008: Jet Airways, Asia's fastest growing premier airline, has been honoured at the annual Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) awards for the growth of its passenger and cargo carriage through Changi Airport.
Press Release Body: 18 June 2008: Jet Airways, Asia's airline has been honoured at the annual Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) awards for the growth of its passenger and cargo carriage through Changi Airport.
The third annual Changi Airline Awards, held in Singapore on 12 June 2008, recognises airlines that have achieved the highest year-on-year growth in passengers and cargo, as well as airlines that have carried the most passengers and cargo through Singapore's Changi Airport.
Jet Airways received awards for being one of the 'Top 5 Airlines by Growth in Passenger Carriage' and one of 'Top 5 Airlines by Growth in Cargo Carriage.' The awards were contested by the 78 airlines that operate 4,400 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport.
Jet Airways Regional Vice President - Southeast Asia Gerry Oh said the airline is a first time winner in both categories.
"We are delighted to be recognised and acknowledged by the awards," Mr Oh said.
"Jet Airways has only been operating in Singapore for three years, and we couldn't have achieved so much so fast without the assistance and support from our customers, trade partners and in particular, CAAS."
Mr Oh said Jet Airways recently moved its Singapore operations to Terminal 3, which reflected the importance of Singapore in the airline's on-going international expansion.
Commenting on the honour, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said, "Singapore serves as an important gateway for Jet Airways to India and other destinations across Asia. We are looking forward to building on the growth that we have enjoyed to date."
For the first five months of 2008, more than 15,500,000 passengers and more than 784,000 tonnes of airfreight have passed through Changi Airport.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 84 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 9 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft.
With an average fleet age of 4.30 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Jet Airways operates over 385 flights daily.
Flights to 62 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark) Toronto,Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat,Doha, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and San Francisco. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
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