The inaugural Air Mauritius service to Amsterdam arrived in the Dutch capital on 26 March. The carrier will operate the 9,559-kilometre route twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) in S18 with its A340-300s. During the peak summer months of July and August a third weekly flight will be available. There is no competition on this airport pair.
- Air Mauritius began operations on its new Mauritius (MRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) service on 26 March. It will serve the route twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) during S18 with a third weekly flight operating on Wednesdays in July and August. The flag carrier of Mauritius will use its A340-300s on the 9,559-kilometre sector, which will be operated under a collaborative agreement with KLM. OAG schedules show that the Dutch national carrier served this airport pair with three flights per week up until 25 March, with Air Mauritius now the sole operator. “The start of operations to Amsterdam is part of our plan to develop a second hub in Europe,” stated Somas Appavou, CEO of Air Mauritius. “Schiphol Airport, which is well served by our partner KLM, gives us access to 50 codeshare destinations all over Europe. We expect Amsterdam to develop into an important hub on our network, particularly for passengers from Nordic and East European countries. This will contribute to boost tourist arrivals to Mauritius.”