Air Mauritius to resume flights to Delhi
from HANSLEY NABAB in Port Louis, Mauritius
PORT LOUIS – AIR Mauritius will in May resume direct flights to Delhi, India’s capital territory, after an absence of three years.
This coincides with the airline commemorating five decades in the Asian country.
The flagship carrier of Mauritius will resume its direct operations to and from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi from May 3, with biweekly flights using the Airbus A330 aircraft in a Business and Economy class configuration with a capacity of 254 seats.
Air Mauritius currently operated six weekly direct flights to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai.
To mark the resumption of direct flights from Delhi to Mauritius, Air Mauritius, in association with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, organised a Networking Gala Evening at Hotel Imperial, in Delhi.
“We are excited to resume our operations to Delhi after three years of absence,” said Krešimir Kučko, Chief Executive Officer of Air Mauritius.
The executive noted India and Mauritius share a special relationship built on the foundation of people-to-people ties.
“Both India and Mauritius are united by culture, ancestry, language and geography,” Kučko noted.
This April, Air Mauritius is commemorating its 50 years of presence in India.
“New avenues are being explored with Air India to offer seamless connectivity via Delhi as well as Mumbai to/from several destinations in India,” said Kučko.
Arvind Bundhun, Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, said the long-awaited flight from Delhi to Mauritius is a major milestone facilitating travellers from the northern part of India to commute.
“We are thankful to Air Mauritius for this initiative which will boost demand. We foresee a steep rise in the footfalls on our land,” Bundhun said.
– CAJ News