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Air Mauritius gets first Airbus A330neo
Air Mauritius' first A330neo. © Airbus

Air Mauritius gets first Airbus A330neo

The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first Airbus A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB.

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900, on lease from ALC, during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB.

The aircraft (named Aapravasi Ghat after an historical site located in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius) will feature a two-class cabin with 28 business class seats and 260 economy class seats. The carrier will deploy the aircraft on routes connecting Mauritius to Europe (mainly London and Geneva), India and South East Asian routes and on regional destinations including Johannesburg, Antananarivo and Reunion Island.

Air Mauritius currently operates nine Airbus aircraft, of which two A350-900s, three A340-300s, two A330-200s and two A319s on its regional and long-haul services.

The first A330neo was delivered to launch customer TAP Air Portugal in November 2018.

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