Jet Airways registers profit for fourth month

February 9th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Private carrier Jet Airways Tuesday said it has registered a 30 percent surge in international operations for the fourth month in December last year as against the corresponding period in 2008.
Also, a 30 percent growth was recorded in domestic operations in January this year against the like period last year.

In a regulatory filing, the airline said its average seat factor for its international operations last month was at 84.9 percent, while it stood at 75 percent for its low cost subsidiary JetLite (all economy class).

The rise in passenger traffic was 12.8 percent last month, the airline said.

“Four consecutive months of growth reaffirms the fact that Jet Airways is set to further consolidate its leadership position in Indian skies,” Chief Executive Officer Nikos Kardassis said.

The airline ferried over 7.5 lakh passengers in January while the figures during the corresponding period last year stood at 5.96 lakh passengers. Similarly, the airline carried 364,041 passengers last month against 280,983 passengers during January 2009.

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