Jet Airways celebrated the milestone of 25 years of service last month. Credited with transforming the face of Indian aviation, Jet Airways first flight 9W321 took off on May 5, 1993, from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, marking the beginning of the journey of ‘Connecting India to the World.’

With a fleet of four aircraft serving six destinations in early 1993 – to its present-day fleet of 119, serving over 450 destinations globally along with its partner airlines; Jet Airways has contributed immensely to the growth of Indian economy by enabling and facilitating passenger and freight businesses pan-India as well as internationally, and fostering the growth of trade and tourism across India and the world.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary, Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways’ Group said, “This day represents an unforgettable milestone and is a mix of emotion and elation for us all. We are both humbled and honoured by the overwhelming trust, support and appreciation received from our guests over the years. It has been truly exciting to bring Joy of Flying to millions of our guests. It gives me great pleasure to reaffirm our commitment to them and to our vision of connecting India to the world.”

“Our partners also deserve a special mention for their consistent support that has surpassed our expectations. I also acknowledge the unwavering support of the Government towards opening up and promoting Indian aviation, facilitating greater access for travellers everywhere.”