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Air Mauritius Seeks to Promote the Air Corridor in Japan and Korea

Air Mauritius A319
Tis Meyer / Planepics.org

Air Mauritius is intensifying its efforts to promote the air corridor in various markets.

Two workshops were jointly organized in Tokyo and Seoul this month by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Changi Airport Group and, Air Mauritius. Participants from Mauritius also included Beachcomber Hotel, Constance Hotels, Lux Resorts, One & Only Le Saint Géran, Outrigger Enterprise Group, Shangri-las Tousserok, Aquasun, Happy Planet and In Tune Travel.

These workshops follow similar initiatives held in Singapore, Indonesia, and Taiwan on the one hand, and Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania on the other, during the course of 2016. 50 travel agents and tour operators attended the event in Tokyo and 34 attended the one in Seoul. Press briefings were also conducted ensuring a wider reach of the air corridor promotion.

The Asia-Africa Air Corridor was inaugurated in March 2016 to provide better travel options between the two continents through the hubs in Mauritius and Singapore. Between April and November 2016, the Mauritius-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route has generated a 20% growth in traffic with more than 25,000 passengers carried.

To give an added impetus to the Air Corridor initiative, a codeshare agreement was signed between Air Mauritius and Singapore Airlines on 06th October last.

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

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