Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has launched non stop flights from Mumbai to Johannesburg aboard a state-of-the-art airbus 330-200 aircraft. The launch of this new international route marks the beginning of Jet Airways’ international network expansion to Africa. Jet Airways will also offer its guests seamless onward connections to several destinations across South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, the famed Kruger National Park and East London. 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 blend of wildlife, luxury, adventure and picturesque landscapes. “Jet Airways is delighted to enter Africa with its daily Mumbai-Johannesburg service. South Africa’s 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,” said Jet Airways CEO Mr. Nikos Kardassis. “Given the strong linkages between India and South Africa, and the large number of people of Indian origin living in and working in South Africa, we believe that there is untapped potential and this new route promises to serve the needs of our discerning corporate and leisure flyers,” He added.