Air Austral ups Paris to Mayotte flights to daily

#AIRAUSTRAL LEASES TWO AIRBUS A330’S

(Posted 15th June 2019)

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Effective today will Air Austral increase flights between the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte and Paris to daily services.
The southbound flight includes a technical stop in Mombasa for refueling while the northbound flight, for the same reason, stops over in Nairobi / Kenya as the aircraft does not have the range for a nonstop flight.
This increased schedule is possible after the airline leased an Airbus A330 aircraft to temporarily replace a Boeing B787, which at the busiest time of the year is grounded due to ongoing engine issues and mandatory inspections of the Rolls Royce Trent 1000.
A second leased A330 aircraft will arrive in early July to cater for increased high season flights and to operate on the route from Reunion to Bangkok.
Both Reunion and Mayotte – French Indian Ocean regions – are members of the Vanilla Island alliance which brings together these islands with Mauritius, Madagascar, the Comoros and the Seychelles for tourism marketing purposes.

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