Indian airline Jet Airways is celebrating after its chairman Naresh Goyal was named Man of the Year by journalists in Belgium.
Jet Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and last year became the first Indian airline to establish a European hub in Brussels and the first to operate direct flights between Brussels and India.
Naresh Goyal was honoured by the Belgian Aviation Press Club and presented with his award by the Club’s chairwoman, Cathy Buyck. “I am honoured to receive this award in the first year of our activities at Brussels Airport. However, credit for my winning this award must also go to my team, as well as Brussels Airlines and Brussels Airport for whose support I am very grateful,” says Goyal.
“We wish to congratulate Mr. Goyal on the successful start that he had at Brussels Airport with Jet Airways. By constructing an international hub at our national airport he has helped to put it once again on the map internationally,” comments Buyck.
Last summer Jet Airways launched direct flights between Brussels and Mumbai. The Indian airline now operates daily flights from Brussels to Delhi and Chennai in India as well as Mumbai, plus New York JFK and New York Newark and Toronto in Canada. The company’s success illustrates the growing importance of India as both a popular holiday destination and a business centre.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 81 aircraft with an average age of just 4.2 years and operates over 380 flights daily. In the UK it offers flights from Heathrow to several cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Amritsar.