Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has joined AACO as the first Partner Airline of this regional airline association. The partnership which was simultaneously announced in Beirut and Mumbai will provide the Jet Airways and the Arab airline members of AACO, with opportunities of creating synergies through the various joint projects under AACO, in areas such as fuel management, ground services, safety initiatives, and training to name some of the areas.
“With our growing presence in the middle east, an opportunity to partner with Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) is an important one. This association is strategic to our continued success in this region. We are indeed looking forward to working with AACO on their various joint projects and initiatives,” Nikos Kardassis, Chief Executive Officer of Jet Airways, said.
“AACO was able to develop during the past years a strong presence amongst associations through the establishment of joint projects, which help member airlines to achieve better economies of scale and scope. Jet Airways is a formidable airline with very high quality of service and expanding global network based in one of the most vibrant and promising markets of the world. The synergies of the cooperation between Arab airlines and Jet Airways will open new horizons for the parties concerned. AACO is proud that Jet Airways has chosen to be the 1st of its Partner Airlines,” Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General of AACO added.
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 5.15 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, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh and Dammam.