Top 10 Airlines in India 2016

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2. Jet Airways

Jet Airways was founded on 1 April 1992, and it was formed as a limited liability company.

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It started its operation with a fleet of four Boeing 737-300 aircraft, and is one of the main-stay airline players in the Indian airline sector. Although Jet airways started its operations in 1995, it added international flights in its profile only in 2004, which has added more value to the brand.


The first international flight of Jet airways was from Chennai to Colombo. Jet airways acquired Air Sahara in 2007. Jet airways is based out of Mumbai, India. Primary hub of jet airways is at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai). Market share of jet airways is around 21.2%.

It covers 68 destinations worldwide and it covers these destinations through 300 flights daily. Jet airways is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and it became public on 28 December 2004.51% of company’s stock is owned by Naresh Goyal through his company Tailwinds International.

Jet Airways' original colour was navy blue with light grey and yellow. But, .in 2007, a new logo was created by Landor Associates which further added yellow & gold ribbons with tagline “Flying sun”. Later on Jet Airways also introduced their new identity with a global brand re-launch which involves new seating arrangement. Due to global economic downturn in 2008, jet airways was forced to discontinue their international routes for San Francisco and Shanghai. But later on restored these routes.

Average Monthly Passengers (in Lakhs): 13.36

Number of destinations: 68