Air Mauritius has appointed Laurent Recoura as its new commercial director. The Frenchman was appointed on August 18, as the new commercial director of Air Mauritius.
Laurent previously worked as the vice-president in charge of sales at OmanAir where he had pursued a policy of reducing distribution costs.
He also spent twenty years at Continental, where he was responsible for sales in France, before moving successively to Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and finally to Oman Air.
At Air Mauritius, Laurent Recoura ‘s mission is to set up “a strategy to consolidate the existing markets” of the Mauritian carrier. The airline narrowly avoided bankruptcy after a rescue at the end of 2021.
The airline has gone full recovery mode by gradually restoring its network even as Mauritius reopened its borders in October 2021, allowing the national airline’s planes to operate again.
Regular commercial operations to Paris, London, Mumbai, Johannesburg, Madagascar, Réunion and Rodrigues have gradually resumed and flight frequencies have been consolidated.
The airline will also resume its route between Mauritius and Cape Town, its second destination in South Africa after Johannesburg effective November 16.
Additionally, Air Mauritius hopes to relaunch flights to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Perth in Australia, in addition to increasing its frequencies to 6 then 7 flights per week to Mumbai among others.
Meanwhile, Air Mauritius has announced that its activity “ has reached 70% of its pre-Covid-19 activity. And it predicts that this percentage will increase to 80% and even more in the coming months, “ reports the Mauritian newspaper Le Défi.
The airline is targeting around one million tourists by the end of 2022, of which nearly 45% arrive by the national company. To meet the expected growing demand, Air Mauritius plans to lease two Airbuses, to increase its fleet to 11 aircraft.
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