MUMBAI, 2014-6-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, was declared the ‘Best Domestic Airline” at the eighth edition of the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2014. The awards were presented by CNBC Awaaz, India’s business channel, in association with Madhya Pradesh Tourism, a body of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Mr. Tariq Abbasi, Manager Key Accounts – Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Bihar – Jet Airways, received the award from Mr. Sanjay Pugalia – Managing Editor CNBC and Mr. Raghevendra Singh, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, at Indore in the presence of several luminaries from the travel trade industry.
The CNBC Awaaz travel awards, seek to recognize and honour the best in class destinations, organizations and service providers based on an objective study conducted across Indian cities, with over 10,000 respondents covering segments such as Adventure, General public, Corporate.
These awards put into perspective the emerging trends in India’s tourism ranging from leisure, medical, adventure and heritage tourism.
Mr Gaurang Shetty, Senior Vice President – Commercial, Jet Airways, said: “The CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2014 are widely respected across the tourism industry, and we are delighted to receive this distinction. 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”
The airline was previously awarded the ‘Best Domestic Airline’ in 2011 & 2013; ‘Airline with the Best Business Class’ and ‘Airline with the Best Economy Class’ at the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2008, in the Airlines of India Category.
The CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards are an annual event hosted by CNBC AWAAZ, India’s first business and consumer-focused Hindi channel, to honor the best in class travel destinations and other ancillary services of the tourism industry.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 112 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 72 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 5.08 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.
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