Jet sees surge in passenger traffic

Indian carrier Jet Airways announced a 28 per cent surge in international passenger traffic and a 53 per cent surge in domestic traffic in December 2009, compared to the same period last year.

The average seat factor for Jet Airways' international operations for December also stood at 84.9 per cent. In November, the airline posted a 33 per cent growth in domestic and 19 per cent growth in international passenger traffic.

JetLite, Jet Airways' all-economy subsidiary, also registered strong growth, posting a 23 per cent increase in passenger traffic at an average seat factor of 81.5 per cent in December.

Nikos Kardassis, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said: "We are confident that Jet Airways is on a growth curve, and our continually improving results in November and December further re-confirm this.

"We have introduced several strategic marketing and network initiatives. New flights to neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh and Qatar have resulted in increased payloads as well as a robust growth in traffic."

The airline is to enhance its connectivity on the Delhi-Doha sector and has also introduced new Mumbai-Kathmandu and Mumbai-Dhaka services with the deployment of its new generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

 

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