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Air Mauritius
IATA
MK
ICAO
MAU
Callsign
AIRMAURITIUS
Founded 1967
Hubs Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
Frequent flyer program KestrelFlyer
Fleet size 14 (+2 On Order)
Destinations 25
Headquarters Port Louis, Mauritius
Key people Sanjay Buckhory (Chairman), Manoj Ujoodha (Executive Director)
Website: http://www.airmauritius.com/

Air Mauritius is the national airline of Mauritius, based in Port Louis. It operates regional and international services to over 30 destinations with 80 flights per week. Its main base is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius[1]. Image File history File links Mklogo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (IATA: MRU, ICAO: FIMP), also known as Plaisance International Airport, is an airport located in Plaine Magnien, near Plaisance and 26 nautical miles southeast of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... The arms of Port Louis Port Louis banking district, and the main avenue leading to the Government House (seen in the background) Port Louis (pronounced locally as paw-louee) is the capital of Mauritius. ... The arms of Port Louis Port Louis banking district, and the main avenue leading to the Government House (seen in the background) Port Louis (pronounced locally as paw-louee) is the capital of Mauritius. ... Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (IATA: MRU, ICAO: FIMP), also known as Plaisance International Airport, is an airport located in Plaine Magnien, near Plaisance and 26 nautical miles southeast of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. ...


The airline has the phaeton rubicola or Paille-en-Queue, a fish-eating tropical bird, for its symbol.

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History

[citation needed] Air Mauritius was established on 14 June 1967 initially as a handling agent. It modestly started airline operations in August 1972 with a six seater Piper PA-31 Navajo aircraft leased from Air Madagascar on a flight from Mauritius to Réunion. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The PA-31 Navajo was designed by Piper Aircraft to fill a gap in their product line; a large twin aircraft using Lycoming engines for the general aviation market was sorely needed in the mid-1960s, and founder W.T. Piper requested the type be developed. ... Air Madagascar is an airline based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. ...


International operations started in 1977 using a wet leased Boeing 707 from British Airtours[1]. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... A wet lease is any leasing arrangement whereby a company agrees to provide an aircraft and at least one pilot to another company. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... // British Airtours was a UK charter airline based at London Gatwick. ...


During the 1970s and 1980s, the airline operated Boeing 707s and Boeing 747s, in their SP configuration (SP meaning Special Performance), on longer routes. Nowadays, all the 747s are gone, have been replaced by the Airbus A340 type as from 1994, with Boeing 767s introduced in 1988, ATR 42s introduced in 1997, an ATR 72 introduced in 2002 for inter-island routes and Airbus A319 for regional flights on the African continent. Air Mauritius was the first airline of the southern hemisphere to fly the A340. As a matter of fact in December 2006, the ever last Airbus A340-300 type was built and delivered to Air Mauritius (tail number 3B-NBJ named 'Le Chamarel'). The airline is also one of the few airlines in the world (Aeroflot, British Airways and Air Sahara being among the others) that have combined airplane service with helicopter flights, using the Bell Aircraft Corporation range helicopters. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... JSC Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (Russian: ) (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT), or Aeroflot (Russian: ) as the airline is commonly known, is the Russian flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Air Sahara is an airline based in New Delhi, India. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... The Bell Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer of the United States, a builder of several types of fighter aircraft for World War II but most famous for the Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft, and for many types of helicopters. ...


Air Mauritius has a large presence in European, African and Indian Ocean country airports, and the company performs a range of services in Mauritius for international airlines. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ...


In 1988 one of the two Boeing 767-200ER (tail number 3B-NAL;named the `City of Port Louis`) set a new distance record for commercial twinjets flying from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Mauritius. Distance flown was 8,727 statute miles (14,042 km). Duration of the flight was 16 hours 27 minutes.


In 1995 the airline was listed on the stock exchange of Mauritius. The airline is owned by Air Mauritius Holding (51%), publicly held (19.97%), Port Louis Fund (6.32%), the State Investment Corporation (4.72%), government of Mauritius (4.53%), Rogers and Company (4.28%), British Airways (3.84%), Air France (2.78%) and Air India (2.56%). It employs 2,761 staff (at March 2007)[1]. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Air India (formerly Air-India, Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Air Mauritius launched its new Airbus A340-300Es to London Heathrow and Hong Kong in December 2006. It will retrofit all other Airbus A340-313X in the fleet during the course of the year 2007. Air Mauritius is adding two Airbus A330-200 to replace the Boeing 767-200ER in late 2007. It has been noted that since February 2007 it has reduced operations using the two Boeing 767-23B(ER). Air Mauritius is using its A340-300s on these routes until delivery of the two A330-200(twinjet) which will be used to operate flights on India, Malaysia,Singapore and Perth routes. For the road in England, see A340 road. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


Destinations

Please note that some of these are code-share.


In June 2008, Air Mauritius will introduce a new weekly flight to Madrid, Spain.


Africa

A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - City 2,499 km²  (964. ... Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT) is an airport in Cape Town, South Africa. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... Durban International Airport (IATA: DUR, ICAO: FADN), formerly Louis Botha Airport, is located in Durban, South Africa. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... OR Tambo International Airport (IATA: JNB, ICAO: FAJS) is a large airport near the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. ... Nairobi (pronounced IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK) formerly called Nairobi International Airport is one of Kenyas large aviation facilities and East Africas busiest airport. ... Nickname: Location of Antananarivo (red dot) in Madagascar Country Madagascar Founded 1625 Population (2001 census)  - City 1,403,449 Antananarivo (pronounced IPA [æntəˌnænəˈɹiːvoÊŠ] or [ɑːntəˌnɑːnəˈɹiːvoÊŠ]), population 1,403,449 (2001 census), is the capital of Madagascar. ... Ivato Airport (IATA: TNR, ICAO: FMMI) is an airport located in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. ... Saint Denis can refer to: a Christian saint: see Denis Seine-Saint-Denis a France Several communes in France: Saint-Denis,in the Aude d partement Saint-Denis, in the Gard d partement Saint-Denis, in the Seine-Saint-Denis d partement, home of Saint Denis Basilica Saint-Denis, in... Roland Garros Airport (French: ) (IATA: RUN, ICAO: FMEE), formerly known as Gillot Airport, is located in Saint-Denis, Réunion and is eponymous of the French aviator Roland Garros who was born in Saint-Denis. ... Rodrigues is a common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portuguese speaking world, as well as other places. ... Sir Charles Gaetan Duval Airport is an airport in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius (IATA: RRG, ICAO: FIMR). ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Mahé (disambiguation). ... Seychelles International Airport (IATA Airport Code: SEZ) is located on the island of Mahé, Seychelles near the main town of Port Victoria. ...

Asia

For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... The old terminal at Meenambakkam Chennai International Airport (IATA: MAA, ICAO: VOMM) is located in Meenambakkam, 7 km south of Chennai, India. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Check-in area of domestic departure terminal 1A Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP), located in Delhi, is one of Indias main domestic and international gateways. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is an airport in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. ... Chek Lap Kok Airport Traditional Chinese: Simplified Chinese: Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... The KLIA logo Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) is one of southeast Asias major aviation hubs, along with Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi Airport, Manilas Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport, and Malaysias main international airport. ... Singapore Changi International Airport (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) is a major aviation hub in Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asian region, and is the main airport in Singapore. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) (Arabic: مطار دبي الدولي) is the international airport serving Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. ...

Europe

For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt Airport (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Munich International Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM), officially named Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (German: Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß) is located 17. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Malpensa International Airport (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC) is located in the province of Varese, near Milan, Italy. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino) (IATA: FCO, ICAO: LIRF), also commonly known as Rome-Fiumicino International Airport, its former name, is Italys largest airport and second-largest international air gateway, with over 30 million passengers served in 2006, located in Fiumicino... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... Airport entrance. ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... Zürich Airport (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) also called Kloten Airport, is located in Kloten, canton of Zürich, Switzerland and managed by Unique Airport. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Heathrow redirects here. ...

Oceania

For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport) (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML) is to the north of the city, adjacent to the suburb of Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Perth Airport (IATA: PER, ICAO: YPPH) is an Australian domestic and international airport located south of Guildford, Western Australia, and is the major commercial airport servicing Western Australias capital city, Perth. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Sydney Airport Control Tower International Terminal forecourt Sydney International Terminal International Terminal, Qantas check-in lounge International Terminal car park Memorial to Charles Kingsford Smith, International Terminal Qantas AVRO 504K replica, first plane flown by Qantas, Domestic Terminal Sydney Domestic Terminal entrance Terminal Control Unit including the old Control Tower...

Fleet

Airbus A340-300

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Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ...

Retired Fleet

For a small population of about 1.5 million in Mauritius, Air Mauritius is generally considered as being a rather big intercontinental airline.In March 2007 Air Mauritius became the first southern African country airline to fly an all-Airbus fleet for long and medium haul routes. The PA-31 Navajo was designed by Piper Aircraft to fill a gap in their product line; a large twin aircraft using Lycoming engines for the general aviation market was sorely needed in the mid-1960s, and founder W.T. Piper requested the type be developed. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-200 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-200 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... The ATR 42 is a twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner built in France by ATR. The name 42 comes from the aircrafts seating, which varies from 40 to 50. ...


Incidents and Accidents

  • On 30 August 2007, an Airbus A340-300 on a flight to Hong Kong suffered severe turbulence roughly half an hour before landing. 20 people, including cabin crew members, were injured and taken to hospital with 18 later discharged.[2]

is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ...

External links

  • Air Mauritius
  • Air Mauritius - Flights to paradise island
  • Air Mauritius Jet Fleet Detail

References

  1. ^ a b c d Flight International 27 March 2007
  2. ^ "Twenty hurt as Air Mauritius A340 hits turbulence near HK" Flight Global, 03/09/07

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Air Mauritius (196 words)
Air Mauritius is the national airline of the island of Mauritius.
Air Mauritius is also one of the few airlines in the world (Aeroflot, British Airways and Pan Am being among the others) that have combined airplane service with helicopter flights, using the Bell range helicopters.
Air Mauritius has a large presence on European, African and Indian Ocean country airports, and the company performs a range of services in Mauritius for international airlines.
Air Mauritius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (286 words)
Air Mauritius is the national airline of the island of Mauritius, based in Port Louis and flying regional and international services.
Air Mauritius was established on 14 June 1967 initially as a handling agent.
Air Mauritius is also one of the few airlines in the world (Aeroflot, British Airways and Pan Am being among the others) that have combined airplane service with helicopter flights, using the Bell Aircraft Corporation range helicopters.
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