Mauritius now part of AirAsia X’s growing route network

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 MAY 2016

AAX-Mauritius-Launch
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.

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*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)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival
Flight Schedule
D7 006 KUL MRU 1025 hrs 1325 hrs Tues, Fri, Sun
D7 007 MRU KUL 0255 hrs 1420 hrs Mon, Wed, Sat
Note: All times depicted are local time at respective destinations.