The FINANCIAL — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has been voted as the ‘Airline with Best First-Class Service in the World’, by readers of the prestigious Business Traveler magazine, at the 20th Annual ‘Best in Business Travel’ Awards.
According to Jet Airways, the airline received the award at a gala ceremony at the Sofitel, Los Angeles on December 11, 2008.
With the introduction of its award-winning First Class, Jet Airways created the first airline ‘suites in the sky’, offering passengers the ultimate in privacy and luxury.
Each First Class suite features dual sliding doors that create complete privacy for every passenger, the world’s longest First Class bed at 83 inches, a massive 23 inch flat screen monitor and carefully designed storage areas that include a personal hanging wardrobe, dual credenza and under ottoman stowage, among other amenities.
Menu choices are exquisite and extensive, and plated on hand painted Bernardaud porcelain dinnerware. Passengers may also choose from the finest of French champagnes, including vintage Dom Perignon and Krug, the finest wines from around the world and a library of single malt whiskies, all served in Mikasa crystal.
Jet Airways’ First Class product is available on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, currently deployed on the airline’s long-haul services to North America and the UK.
Speaking on the victory, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways’ is arguably the finest First Class product in the skies today. The airline has invested a lot of time and money in the development of the same, and this award is a proud affirmation of the quality of our product.”
Business Traveler has earned the distinction of being the world’s premier business travel publication. With its start in the U.K. more than 30 years ago and introduction to the U.S. in 1988, the consumer-focused magazine has since grown to include nine editions worldwide.