Travel Trade Journal

Air Mauritius secures funding to meet growing demand as Mauritius re-opens internatio­nal borders


Air Mauritius has exited voluntary administra­tion and is increasing flight capacity to cater to travellers from all over the world who are planning to visit the Indian Ocean paradise island for work and pleasure.

The government of the Republic of Mauritius is injecting US$280 million into Air Mauritius via a loan to provide long-term stability for the company as internatio­nal air travel and tourism rebuilds following the Covid-19 pandemic. Air Mauritius is a strategic national asset central to the government’s tourism and investment strategy and provides Mauritius with its own passenger and cargo connectivi­ty to meet market demands. The new loan arrangemen­t was overwhelmi­ngly supported by Air Mauritius’ creditors.

Passenger and cargo flights will operate between Mauritius and Paris, London, Johannesbu­rg, Mumbai, Antananari­vo and Reunion with connecting services available globally. Additional capacity and internatio­nal routes will be added to meet demand. Air Mauritius expects Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Perth to be introduced at a later date. Domestic services to and from Rodrigues will resume in November 2021.

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