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Jet Airways commenced operations in 1998. The airline specialized in ultra-cheap business and economy fares. In 2002, the airline was closed and re-opened in 2004 as Econoair.

History Edit

Morton James founded Jet Airways in 1998 as an airline for budget travelers. After financial difficulties in 2002, the airline closed. In 2004 it re-opened as a no-frills budget airline, Econoair.

Fleet Edit

Aircraft # operated passengers dates operated notes
Boeing 757-200 3 12C/190Y 1998-2002
Boeing 767-300ER 1 26C/243Y 2000-2002
Boeing 757-300 3 18C/225Y 1999-2002
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar 1 24C/232Y 1998-2000, 2002 operated by Air Zarco until 767-300ER arrived. Operated in Mid-2002 again after Flight 303 crashed

Destinations Edit

North America

  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Montreal (YUL)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Washington, DC (IAD)
  • Miami (MIA)

Europe

  • Dublin (DUB)
  • London (LHR)
  • Amsterdam (AMS)
  • Madrid (MAD)
  • Milan (MXP)
  • Barcelona (BCN)
  • Brussels (BRU)
  • Paris (CDG)

In-Flight Edit

Service Edit

All passengers were offered a complimentary 3-course meal and complimentary beverages. Passengers in business class had personal seatback TV. Passengers in Economy class had overhead TV.

Crew Edit

All flight attendants were payed at about $10.50 an hour, making them one of the lowest payed flight attendants in the world. Pilots made about $80 000.

Incidents & Accidents Edit

On July 17, 2001, Jet Airways Flight 303 crashed after loosing power after take-off at Paris. The plane was bound for Boston. All of the 263 passengers and crew perished. The Boeing 767-300ER in the accident, ZC-XDW was just 0.8 years old.

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