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Jet Airways keen to fly abroad

June 03, 2003 09:27 IST

Expressing his desire to go international, Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal on Monday said his airlines, if given permission, was ready to fly to Southeast Asian countries and earn valuable foreign exchange for the country.

"An application is pending before the civil aviation ministry but whether permission will be sanctioned will depend on the government's policy," he said in Washington where he is attending an International Air Transport Association (IATA) meeting.

The airline is celebrating 10 years of successful operations in India.

He said India has 60 to 70 per cent unutilised routes and Jet Airways would be happy to obtain a part of that for its own benefit as well as that of the country.

Jet Airways had carried 6.4 million passengers last year earning revenue of Rs 3,000 crore (Rs 30 billion) out of which 30 to 35 per cent represented foreign exchange earnings, he said.

Goyal admitted Jet Airways' revenues, too, dipped a little last year owing to dip in traffic but it was able to stabilise its earnings with the introduction of Apex fares (i.e. advance booking at concessional rates).

He announced that Superapex fares would be offered from June 16 this year.

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Sub: Truly world class

I think the customer service offered by Jet Airways is better than most international carriers...therefore ,it is only germane for it to compete in the ...

Posted by Naresh

Sub: Jet is Awesome, but the name is lame

Jet is the greatest. But they need to lose the name. Its like "Train Railways", "Bus Roadlines" or "Ship Sealines" or something. I cannot believe, ...

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Sub: Jet Set to Globe

Jet service is the Best service and all set to go international and give rest to all other waste services. Be the Great and Give ...

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Sub: Jet Sucks

They charge heavily for the service they provide, and not to mention the service includes greeting by good looking airhostess and good food. But who ...

Posted by patterns

Sub: High Time!

Puullease....Can't wait for that to happen! Jet is the BEST! I am not paid for this, I PROMISE!

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