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Jet Airways opens spectacular Airport Lounge for passengers at Brussels Airport

( Contemporary luxury and comfort in a stylish loft atmosphere complete the Jet Airways flying experience.
After ritual blessings by a Hindu priest, Freya Van den Bossche, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Budget, ceremoniously declared the Jet Airways Airport Lounge open.

For months the Indian premium airline Jet Airways has cooperated with Brussels Airport to build a prestigious Airport Lounge for its First and Première passengers. Starting today these passengers will be able to spend their waiting time at the airport in a quiet, luxurious and comfortable environment.

Contemporary luxury, design and lots of comfort

The Jet Airways Airport Lounge was designed by the prominent architecture and design firm SOM1 and has room for 18 First Class and 59 Première passengers. The main challenge for the designers was to maximize the lounge surface, some 522m², and to create a sense of space.

Visitors on their way to the lounge are immediately impressed by the outside walls in Italian natural stone and striking atmosphere lighting. A spacious reception hall divides the open lounge into two large sections: one for First Class passengers and a larger section for Première travellers.

The illumination and the space in combination with the soothing shades of beige and grey, the natural materials used and the leather design furniture create a luxurious and cosmopolitan loft feeling. Carefully chosen details, like bowls of flowers, two sculptures and a colourful strip in the curtains are a subtle hint at modern India.

Relaxing transit experience

Via the Airport Lounge Jet Airways offers its First and Première passengers all the comfort they could wish for during their waiting time at the airport, whether in transit or before a flight.

Passengers wishing to rest can lounge in one of the many comfortable Italian leather design chairs. Entertainment zones have been installed in three different locations in the lounge with large Pioneer flat screen televisions and Bose headphones allowing the user to view and listen to programmes of his choice undisturbed.

A media wall in the First Class area and a reading room in Première equipped with design rocking chairs offer passengers a wide selection of periodicals and magazines.

Multiple washbasins and toilet facilities allow passengers to refresh themselves. Furthermore, the First Class passengers can enjoy a large luxury shower area.

Office at the airport

Passengers wanting to make efficient use of their waiting time can connect to the Internet via one of the many connection points for laptops or wireless. Jet Airways also provides a business centre with a meeting room and four Internet stations as well as a printer and fax.

Indian and European cuisine

Première passengers can enjoy a meal or a drink in a cosy buffet area, where they can choose from a variety of Indian and European dishes and snacks. First Class passengers can enjoy table service, but can also opt for self-service at the buffet if they so prefer.

Babies and children

A separate play area is provided for children with large ‘Fatboy’ poufs, fitted carpet and a television. A glass partition allows parents to keep an eye on their children. A secluded nursing room backs onto the playroom, where young mothers can feed their children.

Passengers in the lounge need not worry about their luggage as it is stored in two luggage spaces.

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More detailed information about the lounge installation can be found in the enclosed press document.

Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 67 aircraft, which includes 6 Boeing 777-300ERs aircraft, 50 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, and 7 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.92 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 350 flights daily.

Flights to 53 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London Heathrow, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok and Kathmandu. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of wide-body aircraft into its fleet. Since its inception in May 1993 to end- August 2007, Jet Airways has flown over 75.61 million passengers.

About Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline group offering the greatest number of flights to and from the European capital, Brussels. On its short haul European routes, Brussels Airlines offers both a low fare product with the lowest price guarantee and a travel formula for those seeking comfort and time savings. The 2,900 employees of the Brussels Airlines group guarantee more than 300 daily flights to more than 50 European premium airports. Brussels Airlines also provides a long haul service to 14 destinations in Africa and, thanks to its partnerships, offers long haul flights to North America, the United Arab Emirates, China, and, from August 2007, India. Brussels Airlines came into being on 7 November 2006 as a result of the merger of the largest Belgian full-service airline, SN Brussels Airlines, and Virgin Express, the first low fare airline in mainland Europe that was founded more than ten years ago. The first Brussels Airlines flight took off on 25 March 2007.

About Brussels Airport
Brussels Airport, airport of the Capital of Europe, services 17 million passengers on a yearly basis, travelling to more then 200 cities in Europe and the world. Brussels Airport wants to be the most European, friendly and efficient airport in the world. During the last five years, the airport was consistently voted as one of the very best airports in Europe. It received the ‘Best Airport in Europe’ award in 2005 en de Airport People Award in 2006.

For more information or visual material, please contact: Jet Airways Public Relations Belux c/o Trimedia Woluwedal 28/6 1932 St Stevens Woluwe T° +32 2 713 09 08

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