Pune: Students from Pune, going abroad for higher studies, are set to benefit as a major airline service, Jet Airways, has included Pune in their eduJetter programme, which was started in 2009.
Young and ambitious students travelling abroad for higher studies will get much-needed help. According to reports, over 5,00,000 students from India are expected to travel abroad for studies this year. In fact, in the past few years, the number of students from Pune going abroad has grown by over 35 per cent (CAGR).
Since its launch in 2009, Jet Airways’ programme has seen a strong growth in Tier 1 cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. However, increasingly, Tier II cities such as Pune, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot are becoming the programme’s engines for incremental growth.
eduJetter includes a host of benefits, which include an exceptional baggage allowance of up to 69 kg tagged and checked in till the final destination, 7,500 JP miles, 8 per cent discount on base fare, as well as a bouquet of partner benefits such as Forex Card from Cox & Kings, free SIM card with exclusive calling rates from Uniconnect, as well as 10 per cent discount on JetEscapes travel / holiday packages.
“A differentiated and superior guest experience lies at the heart of Jet Airways’ service philosophy. With that as its guiding beacon, the airline has been progressively evolving and increasing the privileges of the programme each year to ensure its relevance in line with the evolving needs of the student community to make their journey as pleasant and hassle-free as possible,” said a spokesperson of Jet Airways.
“Besides the above-mentioned benefits, Jet Airways has also simplified the entire process of eduJetter application and booking, as part of enhancing the appeal of the programme. The new, automatic application process is extremely user-friendly and allows students to apply in three simple steps - book a flight ticket, visit the eduJetter page on the Jet Airways website (www.jetairways.com) to fill an online request form. The student then receives an updated ticket from the airline with applicable eduJetter benefits within 72 hours,” he added.