Jet Airways Group Chairman - Naresh Goyal was today conferred the prestigious “Hall of Fame” Award at the Hotel Investment Forum India 2011 in Mumbai. This also marks the first time that a non-hotelier was accorded the prestigious award, a departure from tradition by the Hotel Investment Forum India. The Hall of Fame Award was accorded to Naresh Goyal for his significant contributions towards taking hospitality to the skies – providing guests a truly world class onboard hospitality experience, rivaling the best 5 star comfort and service anywhere in the world and more importantly for nurturing and growing an iconic Indian service brand, into one of the premier International airlines in the world.
The award was presented to Mr. Naresh Goyal by the Honorable Minister for Tourism Kumari Selja at a glittering ceremony held in Mumbai. The earlier recipients of this prestigious award have been Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman and CEO of EIH Hotels and Captain C.P. Krishnan Nair, Chairman The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts
Commenting on the honour, Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said, “I would like to thank the Hotel Investment Forum for this distinctive recognition and honour. As a part of Jet Airways, I have had the pleasure and privilege to partner the hospitality industry in India's growth story. I firmly believe that India has tremendous potential to deliver on its promise of being a global business and tourism destination of choice and our hospitality industry has a critical role to play, as we stake claim to our rightful rank of a world leader. At Jet Airways we are committed to not only maintaining, but improving upon our legendary warmth, reliability and courtesy, delivered by an attentive staff to ensure that we set benchmarks in customer delight for others to follow.”
Naresh Goyal is the recipient of several national and international awards, including the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award for 2010 by the Travel Agents Association of India. In addition to his responsibilities at Jet Airways, he also serves on the prestigious International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors for the year 2009-2010, having earlier served on the Board from 2008 – 2009 and 2004-2006.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 97 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 55 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect service operates on key domestic routes, and is designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares. Jet Airways Konnect links seven major metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata – with several destinations across India, operating over 170 flights daily.
Konnect Select’ is a premium economy product introduced on certain Jet Airways Konnect flights. This new front cabin class features wider and more comfortable seats, with a 44-inch seat pitch. The services include complimentary in-flight reading material, a welcome drink, and complimentary hot meals on-board.
JetLite is a subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 19 aircraft, which includes 18 Boeing 737 series and 1 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series aircraft. The airline flies to 27 domestic destinations and 1 international destination (Kathmandu), operating over 110 flights a day, on average. Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 115 aircraft and operate over 500 flights daily.