Air Mauritius Announces New Operations to Wuhan, China
As of 11 August, 2018 ~ Air Mauritius has commenced weekly operations to Wuhan, China. Flight MK690 departs from Mauritius at 09h20 on Saturdays and arrives in Wuhan at 00h10. The return flight MK691, departs from Wuhan at 02h10, and arrives in Mauritius on Sundays at 08h40 (all timings Mauritius local.) The Wuhan route will be served by an Airbus A340 in a 34 business class and 264 economy class configuration.
Air Mauritius will operate as a charter on this route with committed seats. The national carrier launched operations to China in July 2011, with one weekly flight to Shanghai. Air Mauritius now serves the Chinese market through its hubs in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. In addition to Wuhan, it also operates charter flights to Chengdu.
“We are expecting high load factors from Wuhan, which will constitute a significant boost for tourist arrivals from China. This is a high potential market within which we are constantly exploring new opportunities. It is in line with our vision to leverage on our strategic position between Asia and Africa, to capture the growing flux of traffic between the two continents,” says Somas Appavou, CEO of Air Mauritius.
Adds Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager, Southern Africa and Latin America, “Our Air Corridor Strategy of connecting Asia and Africa, is constantly being developed through additional routes and capacity. China is a strategic partner to Africa on many levels. Therefore, increased routes to the Asian continent, enables more capacity and schedule options, further enhancing connectivity. Thailand is the other popular destination for South Africans. Air Mauritius recently introduced this new route (Thailand, Bangkok) ~ to the local SA leisure market.”
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +27 11 601 3900
Issued by and to contact on behalf of Air Mauritius:
Glass Slipper Communications
Cell: 083 703 3750
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