Entrepreneurial risk and achievements have always been a Mumbai story. And this is one achievement that makes Mumbai proud.When Naresh Goyal, the founder Chairman of Jet Airways set up his private airlines, almost everybody presumed that he would fail. Yet he was confident and at the time of the launch he had stated, “Soon Jet Airways will be the most preferred domestic airline in India. It will be the automatic first choice carrier for the traveling public and set standards, which other competing airlines will seek to match. It will achieve this pre-eminent position by offering a high quality of service and reliable, comfortable and efficient operations. It will be an airline which is going to upgrade the concept of domestic airline travel, a world class domestic airline.” That seems to have come true.
Today, it has the youngest fleet of aircraft and is India's second largest airline after Air India. Already considered the market leader in the domestic sector, it operates over 400 daily flights to 80 destinations worldwide. Incidentally, the company also operates two low-cost airlines, namely JetLite (formerly Air Sahara) and Jet Airways Konnect.
International recognition has also come. In a poll conducted by SmartTravelAsia.com in September 2008, it was voted the world's seventh best airline overall. And now, with 2009’s recessionary trends behind us, the skies are once again the limit.