Now that Christmas is over and the January blues are setting in, many people may be thinking about booking a holiday to give them something to look forward to.
Those looking to plan a luxurious trip to some of the world’s most exotic and breathtaking locations have been aided by a new announcement from Air Mauritius.
The company is now increasing its capacity on its flights to Shanghai, which means that those thinking about trips to China have another flight option available to them. People who regularly holiday in Mauritius may also want to take advantage of the airline’s new schedule and extend their vacation by adding a China tour.
From March 26th, Air Mauritius will change the aircraft on its Shanghai flights from an Airbus A330 to the larger A340. This will allow the carrier to increase annual capacity from 14,300 to 31,200 – a rise of more than 100 per cent.
Travelling to China will also be easier as the new flights will no longer have a stopover in Kuala Lumpur.
“Our decision to fly non-stop will allow us to provide more capacity on the route and improve the product. We will also provide connections to Reunion, Madagascar and South Africa. We now look forward to a renewed engagement of our tourism partners and promotion agencies so that we all tap on the great potential of China,” said Air Mauritius’ acting chief executive officer Andre Viljoen.
The new schedule means the airline will now have six weekly flights to China, as it already runs three trips to Hong Kong.
This comes after Air China recently announced that it is to resume its popular Paris to Shanghai route. To celebrate the return of the direct flight option, the carrier hosted a gala event. French minister for transport Thierry Mariani and Chinese ambassador in Paris Kong Quan attended the function.