Air Mauritius is the national airline of Mauritius, based in Port Louis and hub at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport near Mahebourg.
Air Mauritius was founded in 1967. The first plane was a Piper PA -31 and the first goal Rodrigues.
In 1972, Mumbai was added. From Air India to leased aircraft, which was flown to London. 1977 added a Boeing 707 fleet. To 1981, Nairobi, Durban and Johannesburg added to the route network. A Boeing 747SP was leased from South African Airways in 1984, with which you flew to Paris, Singapore and Munich -Riem.
In 1988 the old Boeing 707 was replaced by a more modern Boeing 767 -200ER. The Airbus A340 -300 came in 1994 added to the fleet. 2005 Air Mauritius received two Airbus A319 -100, in 2006 followed by two Airbus A340- 300E, an improved version with increased maximum weight that the beginning of 2007 ausgeflotteten Boeing 767 replaced among others. 2007 and 2009 came an Airbus A330 -200 fleet.
End of 2008, a revised logo was presented, which is meant to symbolize new targets. The Paille en Queue, a mythical tropical bird is also intended to give new impetus. In early 2008 a new two -cabin version was introduced in the machinery, new uniforms were introduced in October 2008.
The Company connects Mauritius with some regional destinations, including Antananarivo in Madagascar and Saint-Denis in Réunion and flies beyond many international destinations at, for example, Nairobi, Singapore, Paris and Sydney.
In Germany Air Mauritius operated Frankfurt am Main and Munich, presented these goals, however, for economic reasons, as of November 2012. A temporary connection offered to Dusseldorf has now been abandoned as well again.
As of September 2013 the fleet of Air Mauritius consists of 12 planes with an average age of 10.2 years:
- 2 Airbus A319 -100
- 2 Airbus A330 -200
- 6 Airbus A340 -300
- 2 ATR 72-500
Air Mauritius offers an extra charge also helicopter flights from the airport to hotels, this three Bell 206 Jet Ranger used.