Air Mauritius increases SA flights

2012-06-22 11:52
Air Mauritius has announced plans to increase its flight capacity from South Africa's major cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

According to the airline this is part of its seven-step sustainability plan geared towards increasing it capacity on on short and medium haul flights – mainly around the Indian Ocean rim, as well as emerging markets.

Changes to the flights routes are detailed as follows:

10 X Weekly Johannesburg flights: From 29 October, 2012, Air Mauritius will operate 10 weekly flights out of Johannesburg, and additional supplementary capacity during peak holiday season.

Increased frequencies direct from Cape Town to Mauritius: From 29 October, 2012, Cape Town flights’ capacity will also be simultaneous boosted with the addition of wide-bodied aircraft, and three flights direct to Mauritius, return, per week.

Seamless connections: Furthermore, and also effective as of 29 October, 2012, Air Mauritius will offer seamless connection to all destinations, beyond Mauritius. These include highly competitive rates offered via international routes inclusive of: Australia, Malaysia; Singapore; London; Paris, India; China, Reunion, Kenya and Madagascar.

Further to the reconfiguration of the airline’s current network; the following international loss making routes have been suspended:

•    Effective May 2012 – Milan (to be serviced on a daily basis via Paris) and Sydney / Melbourne (to be serviced via Perth)
•    Effective end October 2012, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich (to be serviced on a daily basis via Paris), Bangalore (to be serviced via Mumbai and Chennai) and Durban (to be serviced on a daily basis via Johannesburg)

Destination reinforcements:

The following destinations have been retained and will be reinforced: Paris, London, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Perth, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Antananarivo, St Denis, St Pierre and Rodrigues.

André Viljoen, Air Mauritius Acting CEO says, “Our plan, which consists of recovery and game changer steps, is in motion. This year (2012/2013), we will add over 70,000 seats, while rebalancing growth to the Indian rim countries and Asia. We are also providing a wider choice and offering flexibility to our customers. It is our belief that Air Mauritius now boasts a far more attractive service offering, in-line with the worldwide travel trend.”
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