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Fri, 19 April 2019

Air Mauritius Takes Delivery of First Airbus A330-900

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900.

The national carrier of Mauritius, one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB. The aircraft is on lease from ALC .

The aircraft, named Aapravasi Ghat in reference to Mauritius’ history, features a two-class cabin with 28 business class seats and 260 economy class seats.

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900. The national carrier of Mauritius, one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB. The aircraft is on lease from ALC . Click to enlarge.

 Air Mauritiuswill deploy the aircraft on routes connecting Mauritius to Europe (mainly London and Geneva) and India, as well as South East Asian routes and on regional destinations including Johannesburg, Antananarivo and Reunion Island.

Air Mauritius CEO, Somas Appavou, said, “I am delighted to welcome our first Airbus A330neo, another milestone in our fleet modernisation programme. The addition of two A330neos to our fleet will bring more flexibility and efficiency to our operations while supporting our network strategy. The A330neo offers similar levels of comfort as the A350 XWB, which has received very favourable feedback from our customers. I strongly believe that with the addition of the A330neo to our fleet, Air Mauritius will further reinforce its focus and emphasis on the customer who are at the very core of our business model.”

Air Mauritius currently operates nine Airbus aircraft, including two A350-900s, three A340-300s, two A330-200s and two A319s.

 The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets.

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