Jet Airways is an airline based in India, helping domestic and international routes. The airline operates over 250 flights to 44 destinations across the country, with the greater part of flights operated from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. It at present controls about 40% of India's aviation bazaar.
Jet Airways was recognized on 5 May 1993 with a fleet of 4 Boeing 737-300 aircraft, with 24 daily flights helping 12 destinations.
Its 44 destinations include most of the big cities in India. Its worldwide destinations include Kathmandu, Colombo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and London's Heathrow Airport. Jet Airways was the first personal airline of India to fly to international destinations. It was later joined by Air Sahara. The daily Delhi-London service started in October of that year.
Jet Airways and Air Sahara are the only personal airlines which survived the Indian business downturn of the 1990s. On January 19, 2006 Jet Airways announced that it is buying Air Sahara for $500 million. This is the major invasion in India's aviation history and the resulting airline will be the country's largest.
In 2006 Jet Airways will be expanding it's route network from Delhi via the north Indian city of Amritsar, as it is to begin Amritsar-London and/or Amritsar-Birmingham.