Air Mauritius airline will relaunch its service this summer between Mauritius and Delhi , its second destination in India after Mumbai.
From May 3, 2023, the Mauritius national airline will offer two flights per week between its base in Port Louis-Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam and Delhi-Indira Gandhi airport and will be operated by the Airbus A330-900 that can accommodate 28 passengers in Business class and 260 in Economics.
As observed by Aeroroutes, departures are scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 p.m. to arrive the next day at 6:15 a.m., return flights leaving the Indian capital Thursday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. to land at 2:00 p.m.
Air Mauritius remains without competition on this route that was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
These plans will of course have to take into account the availability of the long-haul fleet, that have since been plagued with technical problems.
This past week (January 2) an Air Mauritius’ Airbus A350-900 with registration 3B-NBA took off almost five hours late for Johannesburg following a technical problem, which also effected its following flights (departure for Paris-CDG on Tuesday evening being postponed to Wednesday morning).
Another A350-900 with registration 3B-NBP also experienced a technical problem the next day – this time causing nearly 10 hours of delay for passengers bound for South Africa according to Flightradar24.
Air Mauritius would also seek to lease an A330-200 to strengthen its fleet, in addition to “several” ATR 72-500s or -600s that it seeks to lease.
The company currently operates four A350-900s, two A330-900s and three ATR 72-500s.