Air Mauritius

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Air Mauritius was incorporated in June 1967 and it started its operations modestly with a Piper-Navajo. The destiny of Air Mauritius is forged in the ambition of the people of Mauritius who, since accession to independence, refused the perspective of isolation.

The first flights to the Sister-island of La Reunion favoured the taking off of a regional identity. From there, with the symbol of the Phaeton Rubicola, the legendary bird commonly called Paille-en-Queue; Air Mauritius has drawn new routes over the oceans to link continents. In this way a tradition was instituted; a tradition made up of the constant need to evolve towards renewed horizons.

Today, 40 years later, the national carrier of Mauritius flies direct to several European, Asian, African and Regional destinations – more than 25. The company is also proud of its young fleet which is composed of mainly Airbus aircraft – A340 - 300’s, A319-100’s, two new A340-300E and A330-200 as well. For the island destinations – Rodrigues and Reunion – ATR72-500 aircraft are operated.

Safety and security have always been at the heart of the company’s operations
and the company has successfully been through the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). This IOSA Certificate is one of the pre-requisites for IATA membership and enables all carriers to have a common agreed standard for operational safety in the global air transport industry.

The concept developed is that of ‘An Island in the Sky’ where emphasis has been lain on the island’s exceptionally beautiful natural scenery and rich and vibrant marine resources. This has been concretely depicted in the design of the new cabins where there is the omnipresence of the lagoon and the ocean, the green of the palm trees and the sugar cane fields, the colourful and rich ocean, the amazingly striking flowers, the unique colours of the Seven Coloured Earths, to illustrate a few cases. The same concept is now being applied to different promotional and product items – the website as you will surely have noticed, Cabin Crew uniforms, promotional give aways, booth design at fairs, to mention but a few.

Air Mauritius contributes actively to the economic development of Mauritius. It is currently investing in order to reach the target which has been set by the Government of Mauritius of 2 million tourists by 2015.

As a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, the company encourages open communication with all stakeholders with the view to sustain a win-win situation. Air Mauritius carries out its operations with high integrity and transparency and has developed responsible corporate policies which reflect best practice in governance and operating standards, comparable internationally.

Air Mauritius acquired two new A340-300E in December 2006. Bearing the names Le Flamboyant and Le Chamarel, both aircraft are reconfigured in a 2 Class Cabin layout of 34 Business and 266 Economy (Y).

The two aircraft, named Port Mathurin and Coin de Mire are configured at 72 seats with 29/30 inches seat pitch. The ATR72-500 represents an improvement on the first generation ATR family, with a new cabin interior and advanced sound-proofing, and is a reference aircraft around the world for its efficiency and reliability.

Air Mauritius took delivery of a new A330-200 in December 2007. The aircraft is named "Trochetia" after the national endemic flower of the Republic of Mauritius. The A330-200 is configured in two-class configuration which will be the new product line of the whole Air Mauritius wide-bodied fleet, offering 24 business class lie flat seats and 251 economy seats.


Air Mauritius
President John Kennedy Street
Port Louis

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