Fifty years strong, Air Mauritius have just celebrated its 50 year anniversary, and is certainly a testament to the credibility of the airline’s longevity, staying power and ultimate success, amid turbulent aviation times suffered by many competitors that have taken off, and fallen off the radar – we won’t mention any names, Hello Joburgers 😉
Air Mauritius was established in June 1967. Its first flight took to the skies on September 13, 1972, with a Piper Navajo to Rodrigues. Today, Air Mauritius flies to 27 destinations across the European, African and Australasian continents.
Says Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager, Southern Africa and Latin America, “I am very proud to say that Air Mauritius has invested and in turn, affected a highly positive growth strategy on the African continent. Today we fly to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Maputo, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. South Africa has been enormously instrumental in generating incremental revenue, and establishing long-term working partnerships.”
Under the directorship of da Silva, the Air Mauritius Travel Smart incentive programme was introduced in 2010. Aimed at enticing more South African visitors to the tropical paradise during the low, cool seasons, through value added benefits such as increased luggage allowances, free trips for children and discounts for honeymooners ~ Travel Smart has taken many South Africans to paradise.
Not only are they celebrating half a century, but in 2017 Air Mauritius is celebrating the delivery of two Airbus A350-900s. The A350-900 product will allow for increased operating efficiencies and technological innovation, while offering an exceptional passenger experience.
Furthermore, Air Mauritius will add two Airbus A330-900neo aircraft to its current order of six Airbus A350-900 aircraft, while upgrades to the cabin interiors of its existing fleet, commence. All this, with a view to meet and surpass customer expectations, and ultimately, to consolidate its status as the leading regional airline of the Indian Ocean.
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