When you think of Air Mauritius, don’t just think of the picture-postcard Indian Ocean island – think of it as the gateway to Africa and a great option for Europe.
That is the message of Air Mauritius, which restarted twice-weekly flights to Perth on Wednesday with the next-generation Airbus A330-900neo. The airline will fly from Mauritius to Perth on Tuesday and Saturday, returning to Mauritius on Wednesday and Sunday.
Laurent Recoura, chief commercial officer of Air Mauritius, said it was great to be back in Perth.
“Air Mauritius is more than just a great airline to fly to Mauritius, it’s a new option for Western Australians to connect to many other popular countries and cities,” he said.
“Beyond Paris CDG, the airline serves Paris Charles de Gaulle daily with more than 70 ports, including 40 codeshare points with Air France. “London Heathrow is currently operating three times a week and we are pleased to announce that a fourth and fifth flights will be added from 15 November.”
Mr Recoura said Air Mauritius operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, consisting of four Airbus A350-900s configured with 28 recliners and 298 economy class seats in business class and two Airbus A330-900neos configured with 28 business class recliners. flat seats and 260 economy class seats.
To Africa, Air Mauritius flies to Johannesburg daily, and from 16 November the airline will operate two weekly flights to Cape Town until mid-January 2023.
Air Mauritius flies to Antananarivo in Madagascar four times a week, with multiple daily flights to the nearby islands of Reunion and Rodrigues.
“Mauritius has proven itself as an island in a world. The exotic mix of European, African, Chinese and Indian culture, white beaches and exhilarating adventure make this a great destination for Australians. “The direct connection not only represents the best and fastest way to travel to Mauritius, but also allows passengers to take advantage of Air Mauritius’ international and local network and go beyond destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean islands.”
The A330-900neo flying to Perth is one step different from the A330 operated by Qantas, with the latest generation engines that consume 25 percent less fuel than the previous model.
The interior features Airbus’ new Airspace interior with more space and additional overhead luggage space, as well as the latest in-flight entertainment system.
Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown described Air Mauritius’ decision to return to Perth Airport as “great news for the traveling public, demonstrating the airline’s commitment to maintaining its connection with Western Australia”.
“Mauritius is a popular travel destination for the leisure market and important for international students as Curtin University has a campus there.”
Air Mauritius is a highly rated airline that has achieved the highest seven-star safety and product rating on Airlineratings.com and has been rated four stars out of five by rating agency Skytrax.
At the 2021 World Travel Awards, Air Mauritius was the winner as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Economy Class 2021 and the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand 2021.