AIR MAURITIUS RESUME ITS DIRECT FLIGHT TO KUALA LUMPUR
Sepang, 1 November 2022 –Tourism Malaysia welcomed passengers aboard from the national carrier airline of Mauritius – Air Mauritius flight upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Port Louis today.
The passenger personally welcomed byYBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia and presented with Malaysia’s cultural performance. Among the passengers from the flight was a delegation of 10 people consisting of top management of leading travel agents from Mauritius. The delegation then continues with familiarisation tours hosted by Tourism Malaysia to various tourist destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands and Selangor.
Air Mauritius flight completed its resumption of direct flights to Kuala Lumpur since it last served this route in March 2019. This service flies directly twice a week between Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport via MK646.
The non-stop flight departs Mauritius every Monday and Thursday at 11.00 pm and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 10.10 am the following day. The flight is equipped with a seating capacity of 288 seats, with 28 seats in Business Class and 260 seats in Economy, and will operate the route using an Airbus A330-900Neo aircraft.
Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng, said, “I am encouraged by the return of this direct route, which demonstrates Air Mauritius’ confidence in Malaysia’s tourism industry. Connectivity is the heart of tourism, and I am sure the resumption service will help increase tourist arrivals and receipts between our two nations”.
Mr Laurent Recoura, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Mauritius said, “We are excited to resume our operations to Kuala Lumpur after two years. Air Mauritius has been offering scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), since May 1988. Mauritius is an upcoming destination for Malaysians while Kuala Lumpur features among the topmost favourite get-away destinations for Mauritians. Air Mauritius is in the process of reactivating its collaboration with Malaysia Airlines and we hope to offer our passengers connections to a number of destinations in Asia and Australia via the important hub of Kuala Lumpur in the near future”.
According to Malaysia Airports Managing Director, Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood, “Air Mauritius is one of our long-standing partner airlines, first flying into Malaysia in May 1988. Kuala Lumpur has remained a favourite destination and also serves as an important transit hub for those continuing their journey into the region. We welcome the resumption of their weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur after a short hiatus due to the pandemic. There are now 48 foreign airlines currently operating at our network of airports and we are looking forward to more airlines resuming operations in Malaysia.”
About Tourism Malaysia
Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, also known as Tourism Malaysia, is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination. Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. For more information, visit Tourism Malaysia’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.
About Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius currently operates direct flights to 9 destinations in Europe, Southeast Asia, India, Australia, Africa, and the Indian Ocean islands. Seasonal operations to Cape Town are planned from 16 November 2022 until 15 January 2023. In addition, Air Mauritius offers over 50 destinations in codeshare with partner airlines.
From the Piper Navajo at its humble beginnings, Air Mauritius nowadays has one of the youngest and most modern fleet in the world, with the latest generation aircraft such as the Airbus A350-900 XWB and the A330-900neo. Air Mauritius currently operates a fleet consisting of Airbus 4 A350-900 XWB and 2 A330-900neo aircraft and 3 ATR72-500 for its inter-island operations.
Air Mauritius products and services have been rated 4-Star by rating agency - SKYTRAX. At the World Travel Awards 2021, Air Mauritius was the winner of the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class 2021 and Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Brand 2021 & 2022.
About Malaysia Airports
Malaysia Airports is one of the world’s largest airport operator groups in terms of number of passengers handled. It manages and operates 39 airports in Malaysia and one international airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The 39 airports in Malaysia comprise five international airports, 17 domestic airports and 17 Short Take-Off and Landing Ports (STOLports). Its flagship airport, KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) is among the region’s preferred aviation hub.
Apart from operating and managing airports, the Group also drives airport development under its Aeropolis initiative focusing on three core clusters: air cargo and logistics, aerospace and aviation, and MICE and leisure. Its flagship airport, KLIA, is currently set up to be a regional distribution centre for eCommerce with the presence of the first global eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub. Meanwhile, Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (LTSAAS) or better known as Subang Airport is being developed into a preferred aerospace and business aviation hub in Asia Pacific. It is currently the 2nd most preferred in Asia and 4th globally for business aviation MRO. Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa Malaysia). For more information on MAHB, please visit www.malaysiaairports.com.my.
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