MAURITIUS BOUND FLIGHTS CANCELLED AS TROPICAL CYCLONE ‘CARLOS‘ PUMMELS THE ISLAND
(Posted 06th February 2017)
After Mauritius authorities officially announced a Category Two alert as tropical cyclone ‘Carlos‘ approached the island, has national airline Air Mauritius too taken precautions and cancelled several flights scheduled to arrive in Port Louis later today, 06th February. The airline made announcements of flight cancellations yesterday with the affected inbound services now expected to land in Mauritius on the 07th of February instead of the 06th.
Affected were flights to Pierrefonds MK256/7 which were cancelled, MK 140/1 to Rodrigues which were also cancelled and MK 248/9 to Reunion, which too fell victim to the bad weather. This information was later revised when the airline announced that all regional and international flights due to depart or arrive from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on 06th February, i.e. later today, would be cancelled due to weather conditions.
Delayed by a day – landing is now due tomorrow 07th February – were the following long haul flights: From Paris flight MK 045, flight MK053 from London and flight MK687 from Beijing.
Subsequent aircraft rotations may also be affected and passengers are advised to check with the airline to ascertain the status of their flights.
Other airlines with flights to Mauritius are likely to follow suit and also cancel or delay by at least a day their services and any passengers booked should consult with their respective airlines if they have not been contacted already.