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South African Airways Deploys A330-200 on Mauritius Service

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

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.

The new aircraft will operate flights SA190/SA191 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to cater for the increase in demand to this popular island destination.

SAA’s double-daily schedule to Mauritius, which currently operates on four days of the week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) will remain in effect – totalling eleven flights per week.

The current aircraft mix of Boeing 737-800s and Airbus A320-200s, the latest arrival in the SAA fleet, will continue to service the route for the remaining scheduled flights each week.

The Airbus A330-200 offers a total of 222 seats with 36 in Business Class and 186 in Economy class.

SAA has been flying to Mauritius for more than 50 years, non-stop since 1957, and the route was one of the airline's first African destinations.

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