Indian carrier Jet Airways has taken delivery of its first new Boeing 737-800s fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior.
The Boeing Sky Interiors in Jet Airways’ new Boeing 737-800s feature cove lighting and a curved cabin architecture that provides a feeling of openness and space, according to the airline.
“At Jet Airways, we have continually and consciously innovated with our products and services to deliver a significantly enhanced guest experience with unmatched comfort,” says Sudheer Raghavan, Jet Airways’ chief commercial officer. “The induction of the Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interiors is another step at attempting to set an industry benchmark.”
Jet Airways says the bright color and décor of its new aircraft and their interiors, along with the interiors’ modern, sculpted sidewalls, larger windows and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, significantly enhances the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. The dynamic, brighter LED lighting can also portray different color schemes, such as a soft blue sky or a relaxing pallet of sunset colors.
Another new feature of the Boeing Sky Interior in the 737-800 is its new pivot bins, which afford greater overhead bin capacity for storage. The in0flight entertainment systems in Jet Airways’ new 737-800s aircraft also offer superior in-flight sound quality and clarity by using new, improved-design speakers in each passenger row.
Jet Airways took delivery of the first of 11 new Boeing 737-800s, each fitted with the Boeing Sky Interior, in September. The carrier will initially operate the aircraft on its Delhi-Doha route.
All 11 new 737-800s are due to be delivered by March 2013.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 97 aircraft, including 10 Boeing 777-300 ERs; 12 Airbus A330-200s; 55 Boeing 737-700/800/900s; and 20 ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.95 years, the airline says it 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.