PORT LOUIS, 4 October 2016
- AirAsia X Group’s fleet now stands at 31 aircraft
- Final deliveries before taking delivery of the anticipated A330-900NEO in 2018
AirAsia X’s highly anticipated flight to Mauritius has finally taken
off and landed at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport today with a 100% full flight,
marking the airline group’s strong presence in the African continent.
Kevin Ramkeloan, Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority welcomed guests
on board the inaugural flight including His Excellency Mr Issop Pattel, High Commissioner of
Mauritius to Malaysia; Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X Berhad; Datuk
Kamarudin Meranun, Group CEO of AirAsia X; Dato’ Fam Lee Ee, Board of Director for
AirAsia X Berhad; Kathleen Tan, President of North Asia, AirAsia and Benyamin Ismail,
CEO of AirAsia X Berhad.
A celebratory event was held following the arrival of the inaugural flight where the airline group
announced special all-in-fares from as low as RM199* one-way on standard seats, and from
RM1,599* one-way for the Premium Flatbeds for all guests to further stimulate demand to the
These promotional fares will be available for booking online from 5 to 9 October 2016 at
airasia.com as well as AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, and the mobile site
mobile.airasia.com, with the travel period from 5 October 2016 until 31 March 2017.
Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad said, “We’re very excited to be here today, charting
a new continent on the route map of AirAsia X with a 100% full flight. The strong entry into this
market has given us the confidence we need to grow this direct flight between Mauritius and Kuala
Lumpur, operated exclusively by AirAsia X. Together with our short-haul affiliate AirAsia Group, our
guests can now fly into Mauritius from any of the destinations within our extensive flight network
across Asia, Australia and the Middle East via Kuala Lumpur, Asia’s low cost hub.”
Located on 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. Visitors can choose to relax on the longest beach in Mauritius at Belle
Mare Beach sipping fresh sugar cane juice; or for the 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, where the second
largest statue of Lord Shiva in the world will greet you at the entrance to the natural crater lake on
the mountains. 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
Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Mauritius (MRU)
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Note: All times depicted are local time at respective destinations.
*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees.
Terms and conditions apply.