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Air Mauritius to resume Delhi and Geneva flights

Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius, has announced that it will resume flights to Delhi, India and Geneva, Switzerland as it rebuilds its network post pandemic.

Delhi flights

Starting 3rd May 2023, Air Mauritius will operate twice-weekly flights between Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The flights will operate with the following schedule:

  • Mauritius-New Delhi
  • Departure time: 21:15
  • Arrival time: 06:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: MK744
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • New Delhi-Mauritius
  • Departure time: 08:00
  • Arrival time: 14:00
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: MK745
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays

Flights will be operated by a newly-leased Airbus A330-200 aircraft featuring 18 angled (almost lie-flat) Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 236 standard Economy Class seats in a 2-4-2 layout.

We are pleased to restart our operations to New Delhi after three years of absence. Mauritius and India share a special relationship that is built on the foundation of people-to-people ties. Both countries are united by culture, ancestry, language and geography. In April this year, Air Mauritius will be proudly commemorating its 50 years of presence in Mumbai. New avenues are being explored with Air India in order to offer seamless connectivity via both Mumbai and New Delhi to/from a number of destinations in India.

said Krešimir Kučko, CEO, Air Mauritius.

Air Mauritius also operates a six-weekly service to Mumbai using Airbus A330-900neos and in April this year, the airline will mark 50 years of operations in Mumbai.

India is one of the largest markets for Air Mauritius and it’s good to see the airline returning to Delhi for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As of 2nd October 2023 and running through 12th January 2024, Air Mauritius will operate seasonal flights to Geneva in Switzerland. Flights will operate twice-weekly using Airbus A330-900neos with the following schedule:

  • Mauritius-Geneva
  • Departure time: 08:00
  • Arrival time: 17:45
  • Flight time: 11 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: MK48
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Geneva-New Delhi
  • Departure time: 20:55
  • Arrival time: 09:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 11 hours
  • Flight number: MK59
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays

We are pleased to note the excellent response of the market to the resumption of operations to Geneva. We believe that it will contribute to boost tourist arrivals from Switzerland, Italy, southern Germany and France. Direct long-haul operations have traditionally been our strength to secure competitive leverage and we are currently exploring other similar opportunities to expand our network.

said Kučko.

Shifting operations to London Gatwick

The flag carrier of Mauritius will exit London Heathrow Airport. The airline will instead operate from London Gatwick Airport as of 29th October 2023. Until then, Air Mauritius’ flights will continue to arrive and depart from London Heathrow Airport.

London has always been a high-priority destination for us and as part of the commemoration of Air Mauritius’ 50 years of operations to the United Kingdom in November 2023, we are proud to announce daily operations to London Gatwick as from 29 October this year. This strategic move allows Air Mauritius to meet increasing demand on this historical route while using its most environmentally friendly types of aircraft.

added Kučko.

Currently, the carrier operates a 5-weekly service to Heathrow Airport. The shift to Gatwick Airport will enable the airline to ramp up frequency to a daily flight as of 29th October 2023. These flights will be operated by a mix of Airbus A350-900s and Airbus A330-900neos, two of the latest aircraft types in the Air Mauritius fleet. These aircraft feature the latest hard products that the airline has to offer.

Paris continues to remain Air Mauritius’ most important destination with the airline operating a twice-daily flight to the French capital. From Paris, Air Mauritius offers onward connections to nearly 40 destinations as part of its codeshare agreement with Air France.

Featured image by Airbus

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