Air Mauritius to boost capacity to Cape Town and Johannesburg

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Air Mauritius new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft seen on final approach landing at London Heathrow International Airport LHR EGLL in England, UK during a cloudy summer morning with visible wingtip vortices, wing vortex line on 23 August 2019. The brand new wide-body airplane A330neo is new generation, modern with advanced technology airliner, evolved from the A330 series and is flying since June 2019, it has the name Chagos Archipelago, registration 3B-NBV and has 2x RR Trent 7000 -72 jet engines. Air Mauritius MAU MK is the flag carrier airline of Republic of Mauritius and is based at Port Louis, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport MRU FIMP that connects to the British capital. The airline is a member of Vanilla Alliance aviation alliance (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
An Air Mauritius new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft seen on the final approach landing at London Heathrow International Airport LHR EGLL in England. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Air Mauritius is scheduled to increase flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa from April this year, according to the airline’s regional general manager Carla da Silva.

The announcement was made on Sunday during an awards ceremony held annually to acknowledge the airline’s partners.

“I am very excited to announce that Air Mauritius is working towards injecting new and additional capacity into Cape Town and Johannesburg, effective April 2020. We have established both Leisure and Corporate value propositions, offering more value for money so that travel becomes more accessible,” da Silva said.

The announcement will be welcomed by citizens of both countries, especially South Africa whose national carrier, South African Airways, continues to face challenges to its long-term survival.

Mauritius, a popular holiday and business destination, heavily relies on tourism for public revenue, employment and foreign exchange. The island is renowned for its luxury beaches and spas.

Air Mauritius currently flies direct to 22 destinations in four continents.

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