Air Mauritius, the flagship carrier of Mauritius, resumed its non-stop flights between Mauritius and Delhi, starting from May 3, 2023. The airline had suspended its services in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Air Mauritius will operate the twice-weekly flights using its Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with a Business and Economy class configuration that can accommodate 254 passengers. The flight duration between Port Louis-SSR and Delhi-Indira Gandhi airport will be 7 hours and 30 minutes.
The airline’s schedule will see flights departing from Mauritius on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 p.m., arriving in Delhi at 6:15 a.m. the next day. Return flights will depart from Delhi on Thursdays and Sundays at 8:00 a.m., arriving in Mauritius at 2:00 p.m. The airline will remain without competition on this route, which is in addition to its existing six weekly flights to Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
Krešimir Kučko, CEO of Air Mauritius, expressed his pleasure in relaunching operations to New Delhi after three years of absence. He noted that Mauritius and India share a special relationship based on people-to-people ties, with the two countries united by culture, ancestry, language, and geography.
Air Mauritius celebrated 50 years of presence in India last month, and the CEO announced that new avenues are being explored with Air India to provide seamless connectivity via Mumbai and New Delhi to/from a number of destinations in India.
The resumption of Air Mauritius’ non-stop flights between Mauritius and Delhi will boost tourism and business travel between the two countries. With India being one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the move is expected to drive growth and deepen economic ties between Mauritius and India.