Mumbai: Making the best of an improved global business environment and the holiday season, Indian private carrier, Jet Airways, created history in the Indian aviation industry by ferrying a record two million passengers in May 2011. This marks the highest number of passengers carried by any airline of Indian origin on its domestic and international network.
Jet Airways flew a record 1.55 million guests on its domestic and international network, while JetLite flew 0.47 million passengers to allow Jet Airways Group to reach this this unique milestone in the Indian aviation.
In the domestic market, the annual holiday season lifted domestic passenger traffic for Jet Airways by 17%, as compared to the same period last year. The growth in international passenger traffic saw a similar 17% increase.
Nikos Kardassis, chief executive officer, Jet Airways said, ''Besides helping further consolidate our leadership position in Indian skies, this new milestone of flying two million guests further reiterates the fact that Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have all catered to distinct passenger segments. Thus, it has been the Group's ability to fully anticipate customer and market requirements and consequently customize its product to cater to these requirements that has helped Jet Airways stay ahead.''