The celebrations in Mauritius of the national carrier’s newest route to China, Guangzhou, included dancing dragons. Air Mauritius already serves Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai with its A340 fleet.
- Air Mauritius on 12 July began serving its fourth destination in China with the addition of weekly (Tuesday outbound and Wednesday return) flights from Mauritius (MRU) to Guangzhou (CAN). The 7,741-kilometre route will be served by the airline’s 300-seat A340-300s, of which it has six, and faces no competition. The national carrier of Mauritius already operates thrice-weekly to Shanghai Pudong, as well as weekly to Beijing and Chengdu. In addition it also serves Hong Kong twice-weekly. Megh Pillay, the CEO of Air Mauritius, said: “Guangzhou as a destination is an important step in the creation of the Africa-Asia air corridor. Demand for Guangzhou has exceeded our expectations with our first flights being fully booked. We have also noted a great demand for this flight from our passengers from Réunion, Madagascar and South Africa. At this pace, we are confident that we will soon increase our frequency to two flights weekly to Guangzhou.” Air Mauritius presently flies to 24 destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Indian Ocean.