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SAA adds capacity on its Mauritius route

Posted 29 September 2016 · Add Comment

South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity on its Mauritius route, with the introduction of an Airbus A330-200.

Effective 1 October 2016, the airline will use an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route, which adds extra capacity of 200 seats per week and offers customers an improved in-flight product. This aircraft will operate flights SA190/SA191 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to cater for the increase in demand to this popular island destination.

“The Mauritius route is going from strength to strength and we still experience growing demand, both from the continent and internationally. Mauritius is a popular destination for many South Africans with more than 100, 000 passengers travelling there every year,” said Menon Ramasawmy, SAA manager Mauritius and Indian Ocean Islands. “Improving our product offering on this route holds strategic commercial value for the business and forms part of the impetus of the airline’s Long-Term Turnaround Strategy (LTTS).”

 He added: “SAA remains a strong strategic partner in developing West-East traffic, pulling passengers from South and North America as well as Africa to Mauritius. We connect Mauritians with the rest of the world. Mauritius is an easy and comfortable four hour flight from Johannesburg  so, once travellers have decided on a visit to South Africa, they can add a trip to Mauritius for a relaxing beach holiday.”

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