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Jet Airways Awarded “Airline of the Year 2014” by French Travel Managers and Business Travel Agents

Sep 30, 2014   20:49 IST 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has been awarded the prestigious “Laurier d’argent” as “Airline of the Year 2014” by the French Travel Managers and Business Travel Agents at the International French Travel Market (IFTM) trade fair at Paris.

Jet Airways, which launched its flights to Paris only in May this year, was awarded the “Laurier d’argent” – a silver prize in the airline category for its daily direct flight from Paris to Mumbai and the “travel smart fares concept” at the four day IFTM Top Resa trade fair in Paris on September 24. Mr Emmanual Menu, Vice President, Continental Europe, Jet Airways, and Mr, Michel Simiaut General Manager of Europe South, of Jet Airways, received the award at a function in Paris in the presence of several luminaries of travel and trade.

IFTM - International French Travel Market - Top Resa is one of the leading travel and tourism trade shows in France and held annually at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. It is the key trade event of the branch and includes all the players in the travel sector – from tour operators and travel agencies to coach operators, airlines, and event agencies.

Mr Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President - Commercial, Jet Airways, said: “We are delighted to have received such a prestigious distinction by the French Travel Managers and Business Travel Agents at the International French Travel Market. The “Laurier d’argent” is widely respected across the tourism and trade industry and to win such a distinction within a short span of launching our flights to Paris is a great honour indeed. At Jet Airways, we are committed to offering our guests the very best of travel experiences in the skies, and an award such as this, stands testimony to the quality of our services and encourage us to further raise the bar in customer service excellence

Jet Airways launched its daily direct Airbus A330 service from Mumbai to Paris, the world’s most popular tourist destination, on May 14, 2014. Jet Airways flight 9W 124 departs from Mumbai’s brand new Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, T2 at 1200 hrs and arrives at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport at 1750 hrs (Local Time). The return flight 9W 123 departs Paris at 2110 hrs (LT) and arrives Mumbai at 0945 hrs the following day. The flight from Paris to Mumbai is the only evening departure from continental Europe to Mumbai providing a seamless connection to the airline’s entire network within India.

 

About Jet Airways:

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 113 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 73 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900 ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 3 ATR72-600. With an average fleet age of 5.20 years, the airline has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the world. Flights to 74 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.

 

Contact:

Jet Airways (I) Ltd

Ragini Chopra

Vice President – Corporate Communications & Public Relations Jet Airways (I) Ltd.

New Delhi, India

Tel: +9111 4164 5080

Fax: +91 11 4609 5084

[email protected]

 

A.K. Sivanandan

Vice President – Public Relations

New Delhi, India

Tel.: +91 11 2652 3357

Fax: +91 11 26523348   

[email protected]m   

 

Srirupa Sen                                                                

Manager                                                                     

Corporate Communications &                                                    

Public Relations                                                        

Mumbai, India                                                                        

Tel: +91 22 6121 1152                                            

Fax: +91 22 2832 3062

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Left to right: Mr Jean-Pierre Sauvage, President of the BAR (Board of Airlines Representatives), Mr Michel Simiaut, General Manager of Jet Airways for Europe South (France, Spain, Greece), Mr Emmanuel Menu, Vice President Continental Europe at Jet Airways
Left to right: Mr Jean-Pierre Sauvage, President of the BAR (Board of Airlines Representatives), Mr Michel Simiaut, General Manager of Jet Airways for Europe South (France, Spain, Greece), Mr Emmanuel Menu, Vice President Continental Europe at Jet Airways
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