Air Mauritius to increase flights to Shanghai over 100 percent


Air Mauritius is increasing its capacity to Shanghai by over 100% (from 14,300 seats to 31,200 seats annually) as from March 26, 2012.

The current weekly Airbus A330 flight to Shanghai will no longer stopover in Kuala Lumpur and will be operated by the larger Airbus A340 aircraft according to the following schedules (All times local and subject to slot clearances and approval from authorities) :

The Air Mauritius service to Shanghai via Kuala Lumpur, inaugurated on July 4, 2011 has returned positive results. It has substantially stimulated demand from the Chinese market with a growth of 38.3% in the number of arrivals from China registered for the period January to September 2012.

Fully aware of the need to rebalance growth to emerging markets and given the scale of China’s outbound tourism and the opportunities for growth that this represents for Mauritius’ tourist industry, Air Mauritius is pleased to announce that effective January 24, 2013 it will operate two direct weekly flights to Shanghai. Both flights will offer connections to and from Reunion, Madagascar and South Africa.

With the introduction of these new services, Air Mauritius will significantly increase its weekly capacity by 300%; moving from 150 to 596 seats one-way a week.

Flight MK 688/689 which will be operated by the Airbus A340 aircraft is planned to fly Mauritius-Shanghai-Mauritius on Thursdays and Sundays from Mauritius and on Fridays and Mondays out of Shanghai under the following schedules (subject to slots clearances):

Local Timings

MK 688: Mauritius
Departure – 2230
Arrival Shanghai Pudong – 1355

MK 689: Shanghai Pudong
Departure – 2245
Arrival Mauritius – 0605

Air Mauritius Equipment:

The Air Mauritius fleet is composed of two Airbus A340-300Es, two Airbus A319-100s, four Airbus A340-300s, two Airbus A330-200s, and two ATR72-500s.

Air Mauritius Route Overview:

Air Mauritius is based in Port-Louis, Mauritius, and flies to:

Asia: Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Europe: London, Paris

Australia: Perth

Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Antananarivo, Nairobi, Reunion, Rodrigues