Indian carrier Jet Airways has taken delivery of the first of four new Airbus A330-300s which it ordered direct from the manufacturer.
Jet Airways, which already has 11 Airbus A330-200 widebodies in service, took delivery of its first new A330-300 on December 13 at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse.
The new aircraft will start flying the Mumbai-Brussels route on December 22, according to Jet Airways. A second new Airbus A330-300 will be delivered later this month, with two more arriving in 2013.
Jet Airways’ new Airbus 330-300 is outfitted in dual-class configuration. With 259 seats in the Economy class cabin, the aircraft offers substantially more leg room in Economy class than its predecessor, according to the airline.
Each of the carrier’s new A330-300s also will have 34 new, air-cushioned seats in their Première Class (business class) cabins. Each Première seat features a contemporary ‘Contour Vantage 2’ seat control (with lumbar support and a massage feature) and converts into a fully flat bed.
Instead of single pod seating, the new configuration of the Première Class cabin allows passengers to choose single seats or seat pairs, suitable for couples or associates traveling together.
The newly designed Première seat also offers storage space; a cocktail table; a dining/work table, whiuch deploys simply; individual in-flight entertainment on a 12.1-inch monitor; PC power and USB outlets for in-flight connectivity; and an eXport socket located immediately below the video screen that connects, screens and charges connecting Apple iPods, iPads and iPhones.
A dropping side arm on each seat enables handicapped passengers to easily enter and leave their seats, according to Jet Airways.
“We are committed to our guests and have continuously striven not only to transform the in-flight experience, but also to set industry benchmarks in comfort, safety, security and convenience,” says Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer of Jet Airways. “A simple example is the new seat belts that incorporate an air bag for guest safety.”
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft. These include 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, 11 Airbus A330-200s, 60 Boeing 737-700/800/900s and 18 ATR 72-500 turboprops.
With an average fleet age of 6.06 years, Jet Airways claims to have one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world.
Jet Airways’ network encompasses 73 destinations in India and internationally. Its international destinations include Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London Heathrow, Milan, Muscat, Newark, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
For more information about Jet Airways, call 1-877-U-FLY-JET or visit www.jetairways.com.