Air Mauritius Airlines
Air Mauritius Airlines (IATA: MK / ICAO: MAU) was founded on 14 June 1967, by Air France and is the national airline for Mauritius. Their headquarters are based in Port Louis, the island’s capital. The airline currently has a fleet of 15 aircraft. Its main hub is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (SSR). Air Mauritius airlines is the 4th largest carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was listed on the stock exchange of Mauritius in 1995. It is owned wholly owned by the government of Mauritius.
Air Mauritius Airlines still works closely with Air France, with the 2 airlines code-sharing. It serves 23 destinations in a network covering Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. They have been voted the leading airline in the Indian Ocean at the World Travel Awards for the last seven years. The airline also flies direct to Mauritius from Heathrow.
The airline code shares with the following airlines:
- Air Austral
Hong Kong Airlines
South African Airways
- Singapore Airlines
Every year approx. one million passengers fly Air Mauritius Airlines, and the cargo operation carries 42,000 tons of freight, which means they plays an important role in the economic development of Mauritius. The airline is one of the largest companies of the island in terms of turnover and is a leading employer, providing for around 2,700 jobs for local Mauritians.
Air Mauritius Airlines has participated in the development of Rodrigues Island for over 40 years now by connecting the island to mainland Mauritius and the rest of the world. Residents of Rodrigues also benefit from special air fare packages and the airline provides assistance for medical emergencies and transportation of medical items to and from Mauritius.
The Company helps Mauritian students who travel abroad to further their studies by allowing them a defined amount of excess luggage free of charge, as well as special discounted student fares. Accompanying parents also benefit from special fares to attend graduation ceremonies.
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