Air Mauritius Launches Port Louis-Dar es Salaam Flights
Air Mauritius has launched weekly flights connecting the island to Tanzania, looking at the fast-growing tourism in THE Southern African region, according to eturbonews.
The Mauritian airline will be flying its Airbus A319 plane from Port Louis to Dar es Salaam on Fridays, with a return trip via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
Air Mauritius Chairman Arjoon Suddhoo said in Dar es Salaam during the launching of the flight that the Mauritian airline would have 26 weekly flights to Africa following the addition of the new destinations.
Early this May, the airline launched weekly (Wednesday) flights on the 2,633-kilometer route to Maputo in Mozambique. The return flight operates via Durban.
Two days later, Air Mauritius opened another weekly (Friday) flight on the 2,494-kilometer route to Dar es Salaam with a return flight via Nairobi. Both routes will be flown by one of the airline’s two A319s and neither faces direct competition.
Established in 1967, Air Mauritius currently operates a fleet of six A340s, two A330-200s, two A319s, and two ATR 72-500s and flies to 21 destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Indian Ocean.