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Official airline partner for the prestigious Jai Ho concert

Jet Airways to partner the ‘A.R. Rahman Live in Concert’ in Hyderabad

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is proud to participate as the official airline partner for the prestigious Jai Ho concert in support of the A.R. Rahman Foundation. This will be the first live concert in Hyderabad for India’s pride, A.R. Rahman, since his spectacular win at the Academy Awards.

A R Rahman Live in Concert Jai Ho, will be held at the GMR Arena, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Complex near Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel on Saturday, October 24, 2009. The net proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for providing assistance to flood victims. Jai Ho is a one of a kind concert, which will feature several artists apart from the “Mozart of Madras” performing to a capacity crowd of 50,000.

Addressing the press conference, AR Rahman said, “Hyderabad is very special for me and I am quite excited to be performing here. My team and I are honored that the Jai Ho Concert will be the first, inaugural event to be held in the newly created GMR Arena. We hope that this will mark a new beginning of many more such events that will entertain the people of Hyderabad.”

Adding a unique flavor will be an ensemble of talented playback singers and renowned musicians performing along with A R Rahman, including Sivamani, Chitra, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Sadhana Sargam, Rashid Ali, Shweta Pandit and Neeti Mohan among others.

According to Jet Airways’ Mr. Girish Nair, Regional General Manager, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, “We are extremely excited to be a part of this memorable event and to associate with the legendary A. R. Rahman. As brands, we have a shared objective of making India proud in our respective areas globally, and this association would only take us forward in the achievement of our business goals. As a serious player in the field of air transport in Hyderabad, and with our close association with GMR, we are pleased to support this unique cause and be a part of this event.”

Mr. Sripathy, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., said, “We are very glad that the legendary AR Rahman will be inaugurating our newly created GMR Arena with his Concert. We have plans to develop and promote certain areas around our airport, as a leisure destination. The GMR Arena is one such property being developed. Our aspiration is to promote this GMR Arena more aggressively starting with Mr.Rahman’s concert, and we hope to have many more mega events in the months and years to come”. Mr.Sripathy also announced that Rahman will present a special dedication at the Concert, in memory of the late Dr. Y. S. Rajsekhara Reddy.

The concert is managed and marketed by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd. in Hyderabad. On this occasion Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International, said, “The event will be an evening of grandeur and will bedazzle Hyderabad with Rahman’s presence and performance. Keeping up the standards of Wizcraft, we will ensure that Hyderabad witnesses a spectacular event with international standards of production and state-of-the-art technology”.

Jet Airways is running a contest for its JetPrivilege members based in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Guests travelling to and from Hyderabad on Jet Airways or Jet Airways Konnect services between 10th October and 20th October 2009, stand a chance to win daily, couple tickets for this exclusive musical concert.

Furthermore, there is an attractive discount offer of 10% on the concert ticket price for Jet Privilege Platinum, Gold and Silver members, based in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

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