India-based Jet Airways
has completed an order for 10 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s.
Jet Airways announced its intention to order the aircraft, valued at nearly $680 million at list prices, at the Paris Air Show in June. Deliveries will begin in early 2006.
"It is important that Jet Airways take the necessary steps to ensure its leadership position in the fast-growing India aviation market," said Jet Airways Chairman Naresh
Goyal. "The additional 737s will allow our airline to grow profitably with continued low operating costs and the high customer satisfaction that is expected from Jet
Jet Airways currently
has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Approximately 24,000 passengers travel daily on more than 280 Jet Airways flights to 48 destinations that span the length and breadth of India and beyond,
including Colombo, Sri Lanka; Kathmandu, Nepal; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and London Heathrow, U.K.
Since inception in May 1993 until end of July 2005, Jet Airways has flown over 53.5 million passengers.
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