Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first
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 Mauritiuswill deploy the aircraft on
routes connecting Mauritius to Europe (mainly London and Geneva)
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.