Air Mauritius orders three A350s to “strengthen” its European network – Business Traveller

Air Mauritius has confirmed an order for three A350 aircraft to expand its European and South Asian network.

The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show, which is taking place for the first time in four years, is taking place from June 19-25 at Le Bourget airport just outside of Paris.

The widebody A350-900 aircraft can seat up to 410 passengers, and offers a nonstop range of up to 9,700 nautical miles. The carrier already operates four A350 aircraft, alongside four A330 aircraft.

Kresimir Kucko, CEO of Air Mauritius, commented:

“Air Mauritius is proud to renew its confidence in Airbus and its products, continuing a three-decade long partnership. The additional A350-900 aircraft will help us strengthen our European network and secure further growth in other markets. We are looking forward to achieving our ambitious objectives together with Airbus.”

Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer and head of International at Airbus, added:

“We compliment Air Mauritius on putting the A350 at the heart of its long-haul fleet modernisation programme. With greater range capability, better economics, passenger capacity and comfort, the A350 is the perfect platform to connect the beautiful island of Mauritius to the world.”

Earlier this year the airline announced that it is switching its London operations, which are operated with A350-900 and A330-900 neo aircraft, from Heathrow airport to Gatwick. The flag carrier will launch daily flights from London Gatwick to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International airport on October 29.

Air Mauritius to switch from London Heathrow to Gatwick

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