Air Mauritius signs code-share with Virgin Australia

Dec 3, 2013

AIR MAURITIUS has signed a code-share agreement with Virgin Australia, effective 10 December, 2013, which enables it to expand its reach in Australia beyond the hub in Perth. This free flow code-share agreement will enable Air Mauritius to sell its code on Virgin Australia flights beyond Perth to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Air Mauritius passengers travelling to and from these Australian destinations via the Perth hub will now enjoy a seamless travel experience. The new collaboration with Virgin Australia will make connections easier. Baggage will be taken care of till the final destination. Boarding passes will also be issued for the final destination at the originating station.

“This agreement improves our coverage of Australia through our hub in Perth. The new Air Mauritius – Virgin Australia partnership will enhance customer experience and also offer better choice and flexibility for our passengers,” said Andre Viljoen CEO of Air Mauritius.

Air Mauritius is the national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius.  Created in 1967, it currently operates a fleet of four A340-300s, two A340-300Es, two A330-200s, two A319-100s and two ATR72-500s.  Air Mauritius presently flies to 20 destinations in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Indian Ocean.