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Two new ‘mid-size wide body’ airbuses for Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius is currently preparing to introduce two Airbus A330-900 New Engine Option (neo) aircraft to our fleet.


The two airbuses – the Aapravasi Ghat and the Chagos Archipelago – should both be in service by the end of this year.

And at the end of June, one test flew to Mauritius for the first time.

‘As part of the final phase of test flights leading to the Type Certification of its latest mid-size wide body airliner, Airbus flew its brand new A330neo to Mauritius for the first time’, reads the press release over on All Africa.

‘This stopover is part of the route proving campaign taking place around the world designed to demonstrate to aviation authorities its compatibility with airports and readiness for airline operations. The trip marks the A330neo’s first time in Africa.’

Powered by Rolls Royce engines, the new aircraft, the press release promises, ‘will offer enhanced passenger experience and comfort, operating efficiencies and technological innovation and will also allow Air Mauritius to improve its products and competitiveness’.

To begin with, they’ll operate on flights into Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Perth, it says.

There’s much more detail in the press release. Read it in full here.

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