Air Mauritius is increasing its capacity to Shanghai by over 100% (from 14,300 seats to 31,200 seats annually) as from 26th of March 2012.
The current weekly Airbus A330 flight to Shanghai will no longer stopover in Kuala Lumpur and will be operated by the larger Airbus A340 aircraft according to the following schedules ( All times local and subject to slot clearances and approval from authorities) :
Arrival Mauritius Monday
The airline will maintain its three weekly operations to Hong Kong and two weekly operations to Kuala Lumpur / Singapore hence offering the Chinese market 6 weekly options to Mauritius.
André Viljoen, Acting CEO stated: “We are obviously delighted to be progressing with our plans for China as announced earlier in the year. For the past two years we have been rebalancing growth to the emerging economies and Asia in line with Government’s strategy. Our direct operations has given a new boost to the marketing of Mauritius and the region in China and the objective of 10,000 Chinese tourists set for this year will be largely exceeded to reach around 14,000.
He also added “Our decision to fly non-stop will allow us to provide more capacity on the route and improve the product. We will also provide connections to Reunion, Madagascar and South Africa. We now look forward to a renewed engagement of our tourism partners and promotion agencies so that we all tap on the great potential of China.”
Air Mauritius Equipment: The Mauritius Air fleet is composed of two Airbus A340-300Es, two Airbus A319-100s, four Airbus A340-300s, two Airbus A330-200s and two ATR72-500s.
Air Mauritius Route Overview: Air Mauritius is based in Port-Louis, Mauritius and flies to:
Asia: Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengalaru (India), Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong
Europe: London, Paris, Munich, Geneva, Milan, Frankfurt
Australia: Perth, Melbourne
Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Antananarivo, Nairobi, Reunion, Rodrigues