Air Mauritius nearing decision on replacement order for single aisle jets


(Posted 24th October 2017)

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Only days after Airbus delivered the first of six A350’s to the national airline of Mauritius are suggestions emerging that the carrier is now looking at the upcoming replacement of their two Airbus A319’s.
The total Air Mauritius fleet now comprises 14 aircraft, among them also six A340’s which will be progressively replaced by the arrival of more A350’s and two A330NEO’s which are due for delivery next year.
Air Mauritius also operates three ATR72 aircraft for short haul inter island flights to Rodrigues, Reunion and Madagascar among other destinations.
Although the airline’s CEO was quoted to have mentioned the Boeing B737MAX being under consideration is it unlikely that the airline, given their long haul fleet comprises exclusively Airbus aircraft, will add another manufacturer’s types given the availability and not the least the performance of the A320NEO family.
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