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Jet Airways launches Mumbai - Johannesburg Flights

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Indias Jet Airways has launched daily non-stop flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg, using state-of-the-art Airbus 330-200 aircraft on the new route. Flight 9W 242 departs Mumbai at 01:45 and arrives in Johannesburg at 07:15. On the return leg, flight 9W 241 departs Johannesburg at 11:00 arriving in Mumbai at 23:35.

 The airline will provide convenient and immediate onwards connections, via Johannesburg, to African cities like Harare, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Livingstone, Mauritius, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Bulawayo, Gaborone, Maputo, Kinshasa, Lagos, Luanda and Lusaka.

According to Mr. Nikos Kardassis, CEO, Jet Airways, Jet Airways is delighted to enter Africa with its daily Mumbai-Johannesburg service. South Africas reputation as a leading tourist and business destination, and the fact that it will play host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup also presents a huge opportunity for Jet Airways. With the airline's world-class in-flight product, acclaimed service and unparalleled domestic network, we are confident of growing the South African, as indeed the African market, and emerging as among the leading carriers to the region from India.

Johannesburg is the twenty-third destination in the airlines international network. Jet Airways currently flies to 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.

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