Emirates has launched its 24th A380 route, working with its partners in Mauritius to say “Hello A380” in style.
At the airport ceremony to welcome the first daily A380 service, Emirates signed a new and enhanced ten year commercial cooperation agreement with Air Mauritius, and a renewed memorandum of understanding with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.
The A380 allows Emirates to bring an extra 153 passengers each day to the beautiful island set in middle of the Indian Ocean.
It is the first airline in the world to operate an A380 service to a destination in the Indian Ocean.
Travel demand to the island is growing, and Emirates in 2012 carried over 350,000 passengers and 6,000 tonnes of cargo between Mauritius and its global network of 130-plus destinations spanning 78 countries.
“Since August 2008 Emirates has served over 18 million passengers on our A380s. Our customers love it, and we continue to see a big demand to fly on the aircraft,” said Thierry Antinori, executive vice president Emirates Airline.
“Our A380 service to Mauritius means passengers from key markets such as London, Paris, Moscow and Shanghai, flying via our hub in Dubai, now have the chance to experience a seamless Emirates A380 experience including the world-class service and product across First Class, Business Class and Economy Class for which the airline is renowned.
“The larger aircraft also means we will be able to bring 153 more passengers each day to this beautiful island destination, thus further strengthening our support for the country’s tourism industry and trade sectors.”
Mauritius is renowned for its world-class beaches and local hospitality.