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Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – JET AIRWAYS INDUCTS NEW BOEING 737-800 WITH SKY INTERIOR FOR ENHANCED FLYING EXPERIENCE
New Delhi, September 20, 2011: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced the arrival of its first next generation Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior. The induction of the new state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 into Jet Airways’ young fleet is in keeping with the airline's commitment to continually innovate and differentiate its product for a heightened in-flight experience.
The all new Boeing 737-800 is replete with the very latest Boeing 787 inspired shape, color, décor and texture, all of which make for a truly unmatched flying experience. The minute the guest steps onboard the aircraft, he/she is greeted by the all new Sky Interior, complete with new cove lighting and a curved cabin architecture that provides a feeling of openness and space.
The bright new color and décor of the aircraft with modern, sculpted sidewalls and larger windows, combined with the effect of the light-emitting diode (LED) lighting significantly enhances the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. That aside, the dynamic and brighter 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.
Another feature that will most definitely be appreciated by guests are the new pivot bins, which afford greater overhead bin capacity for storage. New improved passenger service units and a significantly quieter cabin also add to the comfort of the guests. In addition to this, 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.
Jet Airways took delivery of the first of these 11 new next generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft to be inducted into the airline's fleet this month, with the balance such aircraft to be delivered between October 2011 and March 2013. Of the 11 new aircraft, 2 Boeing 737 – 800 will have a 16 Premiere and 138 Economy Class seating configuration complete with Jet Airways world-class in-flight entertainment system. The remaining 9 Boeings will a have 8 Premiere and 162 Economy Class seating configuration.
Commenting on the acquisition of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said “The Boeing 737 has been an essential part of our product offering in the past and Jet Airways selected the next generation state-of-the art Boeing 737-800 aircraft because of its high degree of operational flexibility and economy.
At Jet Airways we have continually and consciously innovated with our products and services to deliver a significantly enhanced guest experience with unmatched comfort. The induction of the Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interiors is another step at attempting to set an industry benchmark.”
These new Boeing 737 – 800 aircraft will also possess better economy, given the fact that they will have over 1 per cent less fuel burn, compared to the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 98 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 56 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 5.61years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 75 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London(Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (both JFK and Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating approximately 290 flights daily.
JetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 737 series aircrafts. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating 123 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 116 aircraft and operate over 620 flights daily.