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Joon to Connect Europe with South Africa, Brazil and Seychelles

Discover Joon’s long-haul routes from Paris to Cape Town, Fortaleza and Mahé

Joon, a wholly-owned Air France subsidiary, in spring 2018 will be connecting Europe with popular international destinations through new long-haul flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

An Air France “new generation travel experience”, Joon will launch three weekly flights to Cape Town in South Africa, two weekly flights to Fortaleza in Brazil and three weekly flights to Mahé in Seychelles.

Joon offers free catering in the Business cabin and a new paid option in Economy. A choice of drinks are offered free of charge at all times of the day. Also, Joon offers customers the opportunity to access in-flight streaming, on their own smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Cape Town, South Africa

Vibrant and creative, Cape Town has been reborn after healing from the wounds of the past. A cheerful destination between the mountains and the sea, it’s a unique site with stunning views, world cuisines, rejuvenated neighbourhoods, and excellent options for nature getaways.

You’ll admire this “Mother City”, an African-chic Riviera, from the city center while on the terrace of a hip café, from the beachfront of a trendy hotel, or from above, after a calm ascent to Table Mountain by cable car. Cape Town knows how to live and you will be able to partake of its many opportunities to taste, visit, and learn. You will love to drink from the surrounding vineyards, a legacy of the Huguenots, and taste the products of nearby farms.

Though apartheid is now in the past, Cape Town continues to heal its wounds, its best assets today being culture and the art of fine living. You will be amazed and what you will find here in this churning cauldron of creativity. The city continues its momentum after 2014, when it was crowned World Design Capital. Since then, designers, creative types of all genres, and contemporary art galleries have been flourishing, especially in the emerging area of Woodstock. A new wind is blowing along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, as well, where the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art will soon open.

To see up close the sumptuous surrounding areas, you may take the Garden Route, with its magnificent views out over the waves along the way. More than just interesting, Cape Town is an engaging place it’s a Mother City worth the trip. (Source: Air France)

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Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza, the state capital of Ceará located in Northeastern Brazil, has been for decades one of the most popular destinations of Brazilian tourists. In recent years, the fame of Fortaleza has been gaining the world, and the number of Europeans, North and South Americans travellers coming to Ceará has grown fast.

Visitors are attracted to Fortaleza thanks to a combination of sunny beaches, busy and safe nightlife, delicious culinary, rich Brazilian culture and very peaceful and friendly people.

Despite being one of smallest States in Brazil, Ceará has one of the longest coastlines in the country. Fortaleza has some of the nicest urban beaches in Brazil, while Ceará has well preserved, nearly wild, unexplored beaches. Tourists find something to have fun on the beaches of Fortaleza all day long. Take a swim early in Praia do Futuro, stroll along Meireles waiting for the night to come, dance the night away at the bohemian beach in Iracema. The Praia do Futuro, about 7 km long, is the preferred beach for and surfing.

Besides enjoying the beaches, visitors can enjoy the nightlife, take city tours and go shopping. Sites include the Fortaleza Cathedral, which is the third biggest church in Brazil; the Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora de Assunção, the fort where the History of Fortaleza began; and the Old Iracema Statue, one of the most traditional points of Fortaleza.

It is also highly recommended to try the Brazilian cuisine: feijoada, churrasco, rice and beans. But don’t forget that there are some dishes that are typical of the Northeast of Brazil, such as macaxeira, tapioca, carne de sol. (Source: Visit Fortaleza)

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Mahé, Seychelles

Over 1,000 miles from the east coast of Africa the island of Mahe’s jungle clad mountains rise from the Indian Ocean. With over 60 beautiful beaches and coves fringing the island, ranging from sweeping bays of white sand to hidden corners you can make your own, a densely forested interior and small towns with a unique Creole culture, there is much to explore.

Mahe may be the biggest and most populated island in the Seychelles, housing roughly 90 percent of the nation’s 89,000 citizens, but with the majority of people living in and around the capital of Victoria in the north east of the island it is easy to escape and find your own Robinson Crusoe experience.

The joy of Mahe is the variety the island offers: yes, more beach hopping than you could possibly squeeze into a two week holiday, but also waterfalls, jungle, mountain walks and stunning viewpoints, with a whole host of activities from rock climbing to sea kayaking and scuba diving. The beaches are wonderful and many are on a par with those found on Praslin and La Digue, but if you like to mix your beach break with exploration and adventure Mahe is a delight to drive around and find your own corner. (Source: Go Seychelles)

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Also, in spring 2018, Joon will launch services from Paris to Cairo in Egypt (7 weekly flights) and Tehran in Iran (3 weekly flights).

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