Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius has decided to expand and modernise its long-haul fleet with a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for 4 A350-900 aircraft.
The agreement was announced during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. The airline has also announced that it is leasing 2 more A350-900s. The 6 A350 XWB will be operated on European, Asian and Australian routes.
Air Mauritius, recently awarded a 4-STAR Skytrax rating, currently operates 10 Airbus aircraft including two A330-200s and two A319s.
“The A350 XWB combined with the A330 suits Air Mauritius’ entire long-range network and will be key to modernising our fleet while significantly reducing our operational costs and environmental footprint. It is the game-changer we were looking for,” said Andries Viljoen, Air Mauritius’ Chief Executive Officer.
“We are honoured that Air Mauritius, a long-standing customer for 20 years, is ordering more Airbus aircraft,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “The fleet commonality unique to Airbus will maximise operational efficiency for the airline, and passengers will benefit from unmatched comfort levels on the world’s most modern aircraft.”
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