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
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.