Emirates brings the A380 to Mauritius – one time only


Information has been confirmed by a regular aviation source from the Gulf that Emirates, the award winning national airline of Dubai, will in a one off flight present the giant of the airways, the Airbus A380, to the Mauritius market on the 12th of March this year. Flight EK 701/702 will make use of the 512 seat, double-decker, three class configured aircraft with the most luxurious First Class suites in the sky and one of the most elegant Business Class sections of all their fleet aircraft, besides a big sized economy class with the latest in-flight entertainment and seat comfort. The regular aircraft used on this route is a smaller B777-300, making way on this one time only occasion for the airline’s flagship aircraft.

Emirates presently operates twice a day from Dubai to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and has helped the island destination to be reached from any point in Emirates’ network with one stop only from anywhere in the world the airline flies to.

Tourism sources on the island were caught unaware by the announcement but expressed immediate delight with the move, which will undoubtedly help showcase Mauritius in its main markets, as the news spread and the opportunity comes up to fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft to the island when coming for a pre Easter holiday for instance. Watch this space for breaking and regular aviation news from the Indian Ocean islands.

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