Naresh Goyal-spearheaded Jet Airways has become the first Indian private air-carrier to operate a service to China by launching its Mumbai-Shanghai- San Francisco flight in Mumbai on Saturday.
"With the introduction of the maiden service to San Francisco via Shanghai, we continue our airline's unprecedented expansion throughout North America," airline's Executive Director Saroj Datta said at the launch of the flight at the Mumbai International Airport.
This is the fourth new long-haul route started by Jet Airways to North America in less than one year.
Jet currently operates to 60 destinations across India and overseas. New York (JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha and Muscat are some of the major international destinations the airlines operate to.