Virgin Blue has signed a new interline partnership agreement with Air Mauritius.The arrangement smooths the way for travellers to fly from any Virgin Blue destination in Australia to Sydney, Perth or Melbourne for a seamless connection to Air Mauritius flights.
Travel agents will also issue a single ticket for both airlines which includes checked through luggage all the way from Australia to Mauritius and vice versa, providing a more convenient travel experience.
The new interline agreement will also mean passengers transiting between Sydney T2 domestic and Sydney International Airports will be able to take advantage of a dedicated transfer lounge at Sydney International and a free airside bus transfer between the two terminals.
Air Mauritius operates flights from Mauritius to Perth twice weekly and weekly flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey said, “We are delighted to be working with Air Mauritius to open up this stunning destination to travellers from all over Australia. Having an interline agreement means it is much easier for people to fly from their home in Australia all the way through to Mauritius.”
Virgin Blue’s existing code-share and interline partners include Virgin Atlantic Airways, Hawaiian Airways, Malaysia Airlines.
Air Mauritius Chief Executive Mr Manoj Ujoodha said, “This is an exciting opportunity for us in that it will bring huge benefits to our customers, Air Mauritius in conjunction with Virgin Blue, will now be able to bring Australian inbound passengers from Mauritius, Europe, South Africa and East Africa to the major cities in Australia. Alternatively, Australian customers will be able to enjoy a seamless transfer from various Australian cities to connect on to Air Mauritius flights via Perth.”