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Jet Airways Reports June 2010 Traffic

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India's Jet Airways has capitalised on the improvement in global business and leisure travel, posting strong passenger load factors for June 2010, which also mark the ninth straight month of increase in passenger traffic for the airline.

The airline has recorded an impressive growth in seat factors which stood at a high of 82.2%, with Jet Airways carrying 3.65 lakh revenue passengers internationally registering a buoyant 31% increase as compared to the same period last year.

Jet Airways, domestic passenger traffic also grew by a robust 37.4% with the airline carrying 8.40 lakh domestic revenue passengers in June 2010. The seat factor for Jet Airways’ domestic operations also stood at an impressive 80.5%, a marked improvement over the same period last year.

JetLite, the wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd, has also posted a 41% increase in revenue passengers, carrying over 3.69 lakh in June 2010. JetLite also clocked an impressive seat factor of 83.7% for June 2010, aided by improved services and enhanced reliability, which have enabled the airline to improve its penetration of the travel market in India.

Equally impressive for the Jet Airways Group, was the On Time Performance posted by both Jet Airways and JetLite. As per figures released by the Director General of Civil Aviation, Jet Airways and JetLite both ranked amongst the top performing scheduled domestic airline on the critical service parameter of On Time Performance in June 2010 posting 86.8% and 86.3% respectively. Jet Airways and JetLite also continue to be the largest passenger airline group with a leading market share of 26.5% for the month of June 2010.

 Mr. Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways, said, “Nine consecutive months of robust growth, underline the fact that Jet Airways, as a customer centric organization has been able to comprehend and capitalize on the resurgent trend in domestic and global air traffic. This growth has been achieved through the integration of operational efficiencies, effective network planning, strategic code shares, distinctive marketing initiatives and improved reliability on the important customer service parameter of On Time Performance, all of which has helped the airline stay a step ahead of the growth curve. More importantly, it has been the unwavering dedication and commitment of our team that has played a decisive role in helping enhance our leadership in the India aviation sector.”

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