#WUHAN JOINS #SHANGHAI AND #CHENGDU AS AIR MAURITIUS EXPLOITS CHINESE MARKET POTENTIAL
(Posted 18th August 2018)
Air Mauritius started operations to Wuhan, China Port Louis last week.
Flight MK690 departs from Mauritius at 09.20 on Saturdays and to arrives in Wuhan at 00.10 hrs on Sunday.
The return flight MK691 then departs from Wuhan at 02.10 hrs, and arrives back in Mauritius on Sunday morning at 08.40 (all timings local).
The Wuhan route is being served by an Airbus A340 in a 34 business class and 264 economy class configuration.
Air Mauritius said it will operate this flight as a charter with committed high load factors.
The company originally started operations to China in July 2011 with a weekly flight to Shanghai.
Air Mauritius now serves the Chinese market through its hubs in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. In addition to Wuhan, it also operates charter flights to the Chinese city of Chengdu.
“We are expecting high load factors from Wuhan, which will constitute a significant boost for tourist arrivals from China. This is a high potential market within which we are constantly exploring new opportunities. It is in line with our vision to leverage on our strategic position between Asia and Africa, to capture the growing flux of traffic between the two continents” said Somas Appavou, CEO of Air Mauritius.