NEW FLIGHTS BETWEEN #GENEVA AND #MAURITIUS EXPECTED TO BOOST VISITOR NUMBERS
(Posted 23rd November 2017)
Mauritius is now connected with the Swiss city of Geneva after flights commenced on the 18th of November. The once a week service will continue until the 23rd of February though tourism operators on the island have expressed hope that the flight will eventually offer a year round connection.
‘We are pleased to note the excellent response of the market to the resumption of operations to Geneva. We believe that it will contribute to boost tourist arrivals from Switzerland. The addition of another non-stop destination to our network follows the start of joint operations to Amsterdam with our airline partner KLM last month. Non-stop long haul operations have traditionally been our strength to secure competitive leverage and we are currently exploring other similar opportunities to expand our network‘ said Somas Appavou, CEO of Air Mauritius when commenting on the new #Airbus #A340 service.
Air Mauritius, itself a member of the Vanilla Alliance, is partnering with Air France/KLM, both leading members of the SkyTeam alliance and will benefit from these airlines feeding traffic from their European network to Geneva to connect to Mauritius.
Last year over 32.000 Swiss tourists visited Mauritius, making it an important source market for the island.