Airline receives honour for fourth consecutive year
Newsvoir | June 24, 2016
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has been adjudged the ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year’ at the fourth GMR – IGI Airport Awards 2016 held in New Delhi to recognise airline’s excellence in cargo sales.
To receive the prestigious award, Ms. Pom Warakorn Komutanont, Vice President – Customer Service, Airport Services, Jet Airways, Mr. Ranjeet Rana – Manager, Cargo, Jet Airways and Mr. Rakesh Chawla, General Manager – North India, Airport Services, Jet Airways were present at the ceremony held recently at the Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. The certificate of excellence and award were presented to Jet Airways by Mr. G.R.K. Babu, CFO, Delhi International (Pvt.) Ltd. and Mr. Indana Prabhakara Rao, CEO, Delhi International (Pvt.) Ltd.
Rated on various parameters such as cargo tonnage handled, transfer cargo handled and revenue generated from cargo operations at IGI Airport in the financial year 2016, Jet Airways consistently achieved the highest rating amongst its peers.
Commenting on the honour, Gaurang Shetty, Whole-time Director, Jet Airways, said “This award recognises the efforts undertaken by Jet Airways in expanding our cargo operations – both in India and abroad. We will further keep striving to improve the quality of our offerings in the fields of customer service, products and network of service. With India emerging as a flourishing trade destination, Jet Airways aims to be the preferred choice for traders to ship their cargo.”
Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vice President, Cargo, Jet Airways, added, “We are delighted to receive this award since it is a glowing testament of our consistent initiatives towards offering excellent cargo services. This honour will further motivate the team to go beyond the traditional approach and find new means to improve services so that it benefits our customers. Seamless cargo operations also ensure that customers continue to put their trust in us and therefore it augments long term profitability of the business.”
The GMR – IGI Awards is an annual event held by Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, which recognises the best performers in the aviation industry for the past year and awards partnerships between airlines and airports. These awards help develop IGI Airport as an important global air hub.
The IGI Airport Awards, first held in 2012, has become one of the most important aviation events in India recognising the efforts of Indian airlines in categories such as Operations, Commercial, Cargo and Innovation of the Year.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline operating flights to 68 destinations, including India and across the world. Jet Airways’ robust domestic network in India spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.
The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 116 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 7.07 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
JetPrivilege, the airline’s award-winning loyalty and rewards programme offers exclusive privileges to members when they travel Jet Airways and any of its partner airlines and on transacting with any of the 150+ programme partners.
Jet Airways, together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, participates in Etihad Airways Partners. Etihad Airways is part of the Etihad Aviation Group, which also holds minority investments in each of these airlines.