Jet Airways Onboard Film Fest Celebrates Women's Day

JetScreen to feature select movies honoured at the Oscars, BAFTA and Golden Globes
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March 9, 2011 - PRLog -- JetScreen to feature select movies honoured at the Oscars, BAFTA and Golden Globes

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, today, JetScreen, Jet Airways' state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system, will feature a film festival titled “Modern Day Heroines”, celebrating women in the movies, in collaboration with JetViva. This cycle will also feature the work and craft of the acclaimed Indian Director Sai Paranjpye in the form of Katha, Chashme Buddoor and Disha. The screening will include her exclusive interview, where guests will learn about her perspective on movies and society.

For the cycle March to April 2011, Jet Airways' JetScreen will also screen movies ranging from the critically acclaimed “The Kings Speech” (Winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay) and “Black Swan” (Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role), as well as Oscar-nominees "True Grit", "127 Hours" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part1".

According to Sudheer Raghavan, CCO, Jet Airways, “In-flight entertainment is a critical part of the on-board experience for all our guests. Our selection of the best movies from various genres is aimed at enhancing the overall in-flight experience. We are confident that our latest selection of movies will appeal to all guests and make their journey more enjoyable. This is part of our initiative to heighten customer satisfaction and we will continue to work towards improving our offerings.”

The airline will also host a delectable fare of award winning international cinema from various parts of the globe including the likes of “I am Love” – an Italian movie and nominee of Oscars, BAFTA and Golden Globe, “Jouese” – a French film par excellence, “Po Po Chiu Kai Yan” (Cantonese and Mandarin) and “The Cove” (documentary and winner of last year’s Oscar). Not to mention arthouse cinema such as “Jogwa”, “36 Chowringee Lane”, “Udaan” and “An Education”.

For viewers of Indian movies, JetScreen will feature popular Hindi movies such as “No One Killed Jessica”, “Dabangg”, “Do Dooni Chaar”, “Guzaarish” and “No Problem”.

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 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 20 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.95 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 71 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Milan, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Singapore, pudno Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam

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.

About JetLite

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.

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