Air Mauritius to start Geneva flight
New flights to Switzerland have been announced by Air Mauritius, which follow an uplift in tourism arrivals to Mauritius from Switzerland in 2016.
Air Mauritius is to operate one direct weekly flight to Geneva during part of the Northern Winter period, which corresponds to the peak season.
The flight will be operated on Saturdays between 18 November to 16 December 2017 and on Fridays between 22 December 2017 and 23 February 2018. It will depart from Mauritius at 09h15 and arrive in Geneva at 17h50 local time. The return flight is scheduled to depart from Geneva at 21h05 and expected to land in Mauritius at 11h05, local time the following morning.
The flights will be operated by the airbus A340-300.
Raja (Indradev) Buton, Air Mauritius Officer-in-Charge, said: “The start of operations to Geneva will stimulate traffic from the Swiss market. The decision is in line with our strategy to reinforce operations to Europe following the announcement earlier this year regarding the introduction of Amsterdam.”
He added that the flight will also cater for the higher demand during the peak tourist season. In 2016, the number of tourist arrivals from Switzerland grew by 18% to reach 36,272.
During off-peak, Air Mauritius will continue to serve the Swiss market through the Paris Charles de Gaulle hub, which it serves in collaboration with airline partner, Air France. From Charles de Gaulle, Air Mauritius offers codeshare flights on Air France to more than 35 destinations in Europe including Geneva and Zurich.
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