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Monday, April 15, 2013

Air Mauritius expands into China

After the successful introduction of direct flights to Shanghai on the 24th of January 2013, Air Mauritius is pleased to announce that it will operate a once weekly direct service to Beijing. The flight, MK 686/687, will be operated by an Airbus A340 as from the 6th of July 2013 as per the following schedule in local timings:
Flight No: MK686 (Outbound)  
MauritiusDeparture13.40Saturday
BeijingArrival05.45Sunday
Flight No: MK686 (Inbound)  
BeijingDeparture00.45Monday
MauritiusArrival08.45Monday
Andre Viljoen, CEO: "This service to Beijing is part of our new network strategy under the 7-Step Plan aiming at rebalancing growth towards new markets. Enhanced connectivity also supports the country's tourism strategy. Since we started operations to Shanghai in 2011, tourist arrivals have grown consistently to pass the 20,000 mark in 2012 which confirms the potential of China. Following the introduction of twice weekly direct flights to Shanghai earlier this year, the direct link to China's capital, Beijing will be yet another catalyst for the development of the Chinese market. It opens new avenues for the consolidation of ties between our two countries and allows Mauritius to further tap into the opportunities offered by one of the world's fastest growing economies."
 
Air Mauritius resumes twice weekly direct flights to Durban
Air Mauritius is reintroducing 2 direct weekly flights to Durban as from the 05th of July 2013. The flight will be operated by the Airbus A319 and will depart from Mauritius as per the following schedule in local timings:
Flight No: MK 845 (Outbound)  
MauritiusDeparture09:00Friday, Sunday
DurbanArrival11:20Friday, Sunday
Flight No: MK 846 (Inbound)  
DurbanDeparture12:10Friday, Sunday
MauritiusArrival18:00Friday, Sunday