Naresh Goyal

Chairman & Managing Director, Jet Airways

Naresh Goyal, the founding chairman of Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has over 40 years of experience in the civil aviation industry.

After graduating in Commerce in 1967,\ Goyal joined the travel industry with the GSA for Lebanese International Airlines.From 1967 to 1974, he under went extensive training in all facets of the travel sector through his association with several foreign airlines and traveled overseas extensively.

With experience,expertise a n d technical know-how acquired, Goyal founded Jetair (Private) Limited in May  1974 with the goal of providing sales and marketing representation to foreign airlines in India.

He was involved in the development of traffic patterns, route structures,operational economics and flight scheduling, all of which has made him an authority in the world of aviation and travel.

In 1991, Goyal diversified his business interests and took advantage of the opening of the Indian economy and the enunciation of the Open Skies Policy by theGovernment of India to set up Jet Airways which mainly targeted domestic market.


Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 117 aircraft and has one of the youngest fleets in the region at an average of 7.33 years.