Air Mauritius will resume its route between Mauritius and Cape Town, its second destination in South Africa after Johannesburg effective November 16.
The airline plans to operate two weekly flights between Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) operated by the new generation Airbus A350 that can accommodate 28 passengers in Business Class and 298 in Economy. Departures are scheduled for Wednesday and Sunday at 16:15 to arrive at 20:20, return flights leaving South Africa at 22:05 to land the next day at 5:10.
Air Mauritius currently operates once daily flight between Mauritius and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg with additional capacity in June, July and October.
Unlike its daily flights to JNB – relaunched in January – where it competes low-cost FlySafair and South African Airways, with whom it shares its codes, its MRU-CPT route will have no other competitor. SAA had relaunched its own flights at the end of November to Mauritius, before having to suspend them again following the appearance of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and the imposition of new travel restrictions, then resume it in January.
Air Mauritius currently operates between 11 and 14 flights per week to Paris-CDG, 5 per week to London-Heathrow, 4 to Antananarivo and 5 to Mumbai (6 in August), as well as at least three daily rotations to Reunion Island and at least four to Rodriguez. It also offers flights to Nairobi and Dubai, operated by Kenya Airways and Emirates Airlines.
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