Beginning from January 3, 2011 Russian air carrier TransAero will start Moscow-Mauritius-Moscow scheduled flights according to the latest Tourinfo agency report.
Direct flights will be carried out from Moscow airport Domodedovo by the Boing -777 able to contain up to 306 passengers as the company press service has informed.
Passengers will be offered four servicing classes: first class, business class, bonus economy and tourist economy classes.
Flight duration is 10 hrs 20 min. Flights will be carried out every 10 days«Газета.Ru»
Airline boosts seat numbers
Air Mauritius has increased its seat capacity over the peak period starting from November 2010 to March 2011. The number of seats available has increased from 739,623 to 814,032 – a 10% rise over the past season.
For the months of December and January an additional 36,000 seats have been made available. “The last-minute-travel phenomenon is well established in the habit of the clientele, so we are confirming that we have placed additional seats on our connections. Our foreign representatives have all been roped in to study the best options for last-minute travellers,” said the airline’s Donald Payen, Executive Vice President Commercial and Communications.
But he stressed that the most preferred flights are in high demand at the moment. Air Mauritius has held talks with tourism partners including the AHRIM and MTPA get an overview of the present situation and formulate a plan to better manage the peak season.
There has been a 17.8% increase in seat numbers over the period April to October 2010 as compared to the previous period; that’s also an increase of 104,000 passengers over the corresponding period in the previous year.
Air Mauritius to Start Direct China flights
PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius – Air Mauritius has announced direct flights to Shanghai, China, commencing in July, 2011. The carrier hopes to boost tourism to the Indian Ocean island nation, which has been seriously impacted by the economic downturn in Europe. Known for its azure seas, white beaches, and luxury spas, Mauritius is gearing up to attract the growing demand for outbound tourism from China.
“This flight is a first step in our development in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies,” André Viljoen, the airline’s acting CEO, said in a recent statement.
The new Shanghai service is the 25th destination for Air Mauritius, the island nation’s national carrier, and its fourth in Asia. Other Air Mauritius destinations in Asia include Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. The flight will go via Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and will offer connections from and to Reunion, Madagascar, and South Africa.
Tourism typically generates about 10% of Mauritius’ gross domestic product with European visitors accounting for some two thirds of arrivals.
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, Shanghai (July 2011)
EUROPE: London, Paris, Munich, Geneva, Milan, Frankfurt
AUSTRALIA: Perth, Melbourne
AFRICA: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Antananarivo, Nairobi, Reunion, Rodrigues
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