Virgin starts flights to Mauritius

Virgin Atlantic Airways will launch direct services between London Heathrow

and Mauritius on 28 October this year. This new service will bring the

airline’s total number of destinations to 29 with Kingston, Jamaica being

the 30th route launch two days later.

Andrew Fyfe, Regional Manager, Middle East and Indian Ocean, said:



      “I am really excited that Virgin Atlantic is to serve this

      beautiful island, our first entry into the Indian Ocean.  The

      launch of these services will lead to increased competition,

      better value for money and quality of service.  This new route

      shows that we are continuing to build a long-haul network with the

      ideal mix of business and leisure routes for today’s traveller.


      Mauritius is a beautiful island offering a range of relaxing spa

      centres and elegant hotels.  Passengers will be spoilt for choice

      by the range of top class hotels, fine dining opportunities,

      excellent water sports, and world-class golf courses on this

      tropical paradise.”


Services between London Heathrow and Mauritius will operate twice a week on

Fridays and Sundays from Heathrow and Saturdays and Mondays from Mauritius

on an Airbus A340-300 with 240 seats onboard - 34 Upper Class, 35 Premium

Economy and 171 Economy.


Flights from Heathrow will depart on Fridays at 2000, arriving into

Mauritius at 1200 the following day and departures on a Sunday from

Heathrow leave at 1705 arriving into Mauritius at 0905 the following

morning.  Return flights from Mauritius depart on Saturdays at 1400

arriving into Heathrow the same day at 2225 and flights departing Mauritius

on Mondays leave at 1250, arriving into Heathrow at 2115 the same day.


All flights to Mauritius will be operated on aircraft fitted with Virgin

Atlantic’s new Upper Class Suite.  The Upper Class Suite consists of a

reclining seat for take off, a place to sit and eat a three course meal

opposite your partner, the longest fully flat bed in the world with a

proper mattress for sleeping on, a private onboard bar to drink at with

your friends and a private massage zone - all at a price thousands of

pounds less than other airlines’ First Class.