(Posted 20th February 2023)
Air Mauritius has halted flights into and out of the island as well as domestic services to Rodrigues Island as tropical cyclone ‘Freddy‘ approaches the island.
Flights disruptions due to intense tropical cyclone Freddy – Bulletin 2
Following the latest updates from the meteorological services with regard to the sustained approach of intense tropical cyclone Freddy in our region, the following Air Mauritius flights have been cancelled.
|19 February||MK 015||Paris CDG – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|19 February||MK 017||Paris CDG – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|19 February||MK 053||London Heathrow- Mauritius||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 749||Mumbai – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 014||Mauritius – Paris CDG||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 042||Mauritius – London Heathrow||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 218||Mauritius – Reunion||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 219||Reunion – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 238||Mauritius – Reunion||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 239||Reunion – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 646||Mauritius – Kuala Lumpur||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 748||Mauritius – Mumbai||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 851||Mauritius- Johannesburg||Cancelled|
|20 February||MK 852||Johannesburg – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|21 February||MK 015||Paris CDG – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|21 February||MK 053||London Heathrow- Mauritius||Cancelled|
|21 February||MK 647||Kuala Lumpur – Mauritius||Cancelled|
|21 February||MK 749||Mumbai-Mauritius||Cancelled|
Key installations on the island are also said to have been closed as the population braces for the onslaught of the storm and emergency services are on high alert and have been deployed already to anticipated hot spots.
Also affected wil be the Indian Ocean islands of Reunion and Madagascar and eventually the African mainland centred along the Mozambique coast line. There too will the storm make an impact on flights, into and out of Reunion and into, out and across Madagascar, as flights will as a precautionary measure be delayed if not cancelled until the worst of the cyclone has passed.
The storm is according to weather experts expected to reach category 4, although some media reports spoke of the first category 5 storm of the season, something which has fortunately not been confirmed by the islands met departments.
ATCNews will monitor the situation and continue to report updates.