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Jet Airways' Daily Service To Johannesburg To Be A Gateway To Africa
- Service to unlock business and tourism potential across the South African continent
- From Johannesburg, Jet Airways will offer convenient and comfortable connections to Harare, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Livingstone, Mauritius, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Bulawayo, Gaborone, Maputo, Kinshasa, Lagos, Luanda and Lusaka with partner airlines
- Seamless connectivity within South Africa to destinations like Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, the famed Kruger National Park at Nelspruit and East London
Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, is set to open up the exotic and unexplored continent of Africa to Indian and international travelers with several convenient and comfortable connections from Johannesburg. India's premier airline is set to inaugurate its first-ever daily non-stop service from Mumbai to Johannesburg on April 14th 2010.
Passengers travelling on Jet Airways' flights will now be able to book onward connections to other South African destinations like Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, the famed Kruger National Park and East London. Additionally, in conjunction with its daily non-stop service to Johannesburg, the airline has also introduced exclusive South African JetEscapes packages, which will enable tourists to explore the Rainbow Nation with its perfect blend of wildlife, luxury, adventure and stunning landscapes.
The Jet Airways' flight into Johannesburg will also provide convenient and immediate onwards connections to other destinations in the African region, to cities like Harare, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Livingstone, Mauritius, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Bulawayo, Gaborone, Maputo, Kinshasa, Lagos, Luanda and Lusaka, making Jet Airways India's first private carrier to provide its passengers with the dual benefits of seamless connectivity and significant savings for travel within the African continent.
According to Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, "India's premier airline has worked continuously to expand its international network in recent times, with successful forays into the UK, the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It is now with great pride and excitement that we take our guests to a new continent - Africa. We are delighted to introduce a daily, non-stop service from Mumbai to Johannesburg which is set to emerge as a gateway for Indian travelers into the phenomenal world of business opportunities and breath-taking tourism options that the African continent represents."
Mr. Goyal further added, "The African continent occupies a unique place in Indian minds and hearts, given our strong historical trade, cultural and political ties. We at Jet Airways are happy to facilitate the creation of a golden gateway with our daily flights to Johannesburg, aiding accelerated business, cultural, sporting and tourism ties."
The African Continent offers untapped trade opportunities in areas like machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, paper and wood products, textiles, iron and steel, plastic and linoleum products as also agro, chemicals and pharmaceutical products. The region has been attracting global attention because of its phenomenal investment potential in sectors like tourism, pharmaceuticals, electronics, IT, financial services and textiles.
In the area of tourism, South Africa is considered the tenth most-favored destination in the world as it offers the greatest variety of attractions. Considered the Adventure Capital of the World, South Africa is equally well known for its breath-taking scenic beauty, green valleys, historic towns, celebrity beaches as also award-winning wines and cuisine. Other countries too in the continent are rich in natural beauty, wildlife and culture. The continent is known for its incredible safaris, roaring waterfalls, pristine beaches, volcanic mountains as also rich treasure of flora and fauna.
The weather in Africa is another star attraction for the people of India and neighbouring countries desirous of ideal summer getaways as most parts of the continent would be cooler during their autumn and winter months.
Jet Airways currently flies to 42 domestic destinations that span the length and breadth of India, and 22 destinations across North America, Europe, Asia and the Gulf, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Dammam and Riyadh, from several cities in India.
JET AIRWAYS (India) Ltd.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 87 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 51 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.69 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world.
Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah, Dammam and Riyadh.
Jet Airways (including its all-economy, no-frills Jet Airways Konnect service) operates over 380 flights daily.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways' all-economy service on key domestic routes, designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares.
Jet Airways Konnect links five major metros- Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata - with several destinations across India, operating over 195 flights daily.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 25 aircraft, which includes 18 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. The airline flies to 28 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), operating over 110 flights a day, on average.
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