Jehangir Wadia

Managing Director,GoAir

Jehangir Wadia, also known as Jeh Wadia, is the Managing Director of GoAir, a budget airline which he founded in 2005, and of Bombay Dyeing, a textile company.

He is the son of textile and real estate magnate Nusli and Maureen Wadia. He was educated at the Lawrence School,Sanawar.

He is also the great-grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan to which the country's international airport was named after.

The establishment of GoAir airline marked the entry into the critical aviation sector for the Wadia Group, an Indian business conglomerate famous for its companies like Bombay Dyeing and Britannia Industries.

The Wadia group wholly owns the airline. The World Economic Forum elected Jehangir Wadia as a Young Global leader in 2008. He also leads Bombay Realty, the Wadia group's Real Estate venture.

GoAir is positioned as 'the Smart People's Airline'. Its captivating theme, 'Fly Smart'is aimed at offering passengers a consistent, qualityassured and time-efficient service through 'pocket-friendly' fares.

The airline uses the state-of-the-art Airbus A320 aircraft fleet. GoAir ordered 72 A320 neo aircraft worth $7.73 billion at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.