Air Mauritius eyes SkyTeam membership as new deal with Air France inked

AIR MAURITIUS RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH AIR FRANCE, EYES SKYTEAM

(Posted 29th January 2014)

Air Mauritius has renewed an extensive partnership agreement with equity shareholder Air France, aimed to further improve the airline’s march towards service improvements, cost savings and profitability,

Air France and Air Mauritius have been cooperating since 1998 through maintenance support, savings through joint procurement and other measures. The two airlines operate under a code share arrangement from Paris CDG to Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

There is now intense speculation not if but when Air Mauritius will launch their membership application to join SkyTeam which would make it the second airline after Kenya Airways in Africa continent to become part of one of the world’s leading airline alliances. Air France holds an 8.5 percent stake in Air Mauritius and has been a shareholder since the airline was launched back in June 1967, though flight operations only commenced in 1972 with local flights to Rodrigues before launching international operations the following year with flights to London via Nairobi. Watch this space for breaking and regular aviation news from the Indian Ocean islands.

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