KUALA LUMPUR, 25 MAY 2016
AirAsia X launched Mauritius as its latest destination today with all-in-fares from as low as RM299 one-way. Present at the launch are His Excellency Mr Issop Patel (centre), High Commissioner of Mauritius to Malaysia, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun (3rd from left), Group CEO of AirAsia X and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad.
AirAsia X becomes the only airline to offer nonstop flights between Kuala Lumpur to
Mauritius, with 3 times weekly flights to commence on 4 October 2016*
All-in-fares from as low as RM299** one-way available for booking from 26 May to
5 June 2016
AirAsia X added another destination into its route network and
announced Mauritius as the next idyllic place it will connect directly from Kuala Lumpur, with three
times weekly flights commencing 4 October 2016*.
This brand new destination will be operated on the Airbus A330-300 with a capacity of 377 seats,
inclusive of 12 award-winning Premium Flatbeds, and marks the AirAsia X Group’s 22nd destination
throughout its route network.
His Excellency Issop Patel, High Commissioner of Mauritius for Malaysia launched this
brand new destination at a press conference today accompanied by Datuk Kamarudin Meranun,
Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X and Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of
AirAsia X Berhad. Introductory all-in-fares from as low as RM299** one-way on standard
seats and from RM999** one-way for the Premium Flatbeds were also launched during the
event, these promotional fares are available for booking from 26 May to 5 June 2016.
These promotional fares will be available online at airasia.com as well as AirAsia’s mobile app on
iPhone and Android devices, and the mobile site mobile.airasia.com. The travel period for this
promotion will be from 4 October 2016* until 22 May 2017.
Benyamin Ismail said at the press conference, “At AirAsia X, we aim to provide everyone with the
opportunity to fly further at the most affordable rate. We are very proud to be the only airline to offer
nonstop direct flights on this route, and to add Mauritius into our growing list of nonstop travel
options from Kuala Lumpur. We are sure that the announcement of this route will definitely excite the
market, especially here in Malaysia. Apart from that, the flight to the paradise of Mauritius is perfectly
timed to connect to all points in our vast network in Asia and Australasia using the FlyThru service.”
Arik De, Head of Commercial for AirAsia X Berhad added that, “Mauritius is the perfect stepping
stone for those Malaysians who wanted to go beyond and explore the beauty of Africa – from
beautiful Cape Town to the exotic lands of Namibia, Madagascar and Botswana.”
Situated in the southeast coast of the African continent, Mauritius was once a volcanic island and is
famous for its beautiful beach setting with white sand, warm sub-tropical climate and a
topaz shoreline of the Indian Ocean. Guests can choose to relax on the longest beach in
Mauritius at Belle Mare Beach sipping fresh sugarcane juice, or experience scuba diving, as the
island is known for its excellent underwater visibility and warm temperatures that attract an
abundance of marine life. If you are feeling a little adventurous, embark on an Underwater Walk
around the ocean bed in an oxygen helmet and mingle with the fishes.
For a little bit of culture and history, head to the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis which boasts a
plethora of colonial monuments or follow the pilgrimage route to Grand Bassin, whereby the second
largest statue of Lord Shiva in the world is standing at the entrance to the natural crater lake on the
mountains. In Mauritius, guests will be greeted to a multitude of ethnic groups in the country, inviting
them to absorb the diversity from mouth-watering food to the many cultural festivals available
throughout the year. This tropical island indeed is an all-year-round destination that hosts many
exciting things to see and do while addressing the needs of all types of travellers such as adventure
seekers, honeymooners, families, or solo travellers.
Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and
*Inaugural flights are subject to regulatory approval.
**Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms
and conditions apply.
Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Mauritius (MRU)
|| 1025 hrs
|| 1325 hrs
||Tues, Fri, Sun
||Mon, Wed, Sat
Note: All times depicted are local time at respective destinations.