Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, recently celebrated 25 years of service, since its establishment in 1993.
According to an announcement, the carrier’s first flight 9W321 took off on May 5, 1993, from Mumbai and flew to Ahmedabad, “connecting India to the world” and transforming Indian aviation.
Having started with of a fleet of four aircraft serving six destinations in early 1993, the carrier today counts 119 aircraft serving over 450 destinations globally along with its partner airlines.
“We are both humbled and honored by the overwhelming trust, support and appreciation received from our guests over the years, as we fondly recall the first steps we took on what has been a truly exciting journey in bringing the ‘Joy of Flying’ to millions of our guests, ” Jet Airways Group Chairman Naresh Goyal said in an announcement.
The carrier has contributed to the growth of the Indian economy by enabling and facilitating passenger and freight businesses pan-India as well as internationally, and fostering the growth of trade and tourism across India and the world.
In its Silver Jubilee year, Jet Airways will be celebrating across its global network in its endeavor to thank the airlines’ family of over 16,000 employees and to convey gracious appreciation to its valued guests.
“I express my deep gratitude to each and every member of the Jet Airways family, without whose untiring efforts, this milestone and our success would not have been possible,” Goyal added.
Gold Star Aviation is the general sales agent of Jet Airways in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria.