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Air Mauritius, celebrated its 50th anniversary with the landing of its first Airbus A350-900 at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius.
The aircraft is named “Le Morne Brabant”, to represent the one of the most iconic hikes on the island of Mauritius. ‘Le Morne Brabant’ is the first of six A350-900 aircraft on order, four will purchased directly from Airbus and two leased from AerCap.
The Air Mauritius was incorporated on the 14th June 1967 and started its business as a Ground Handling Agent. The first flight operation began in 1972 with a leased 6 seater Piper PA-31 Navajo from Air Madagascar.
“What started as an ambitious journey for a small airline on a small island in the Indian Ocean is now an established, competitive and respected international brand. Our customers have always been our main priority and that dedicated service is still there 50 years later” said Air Mauritius.
The Air Mauritius is the fourth largest carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa operating 13 Aircraft to 24 destinations. Air Mauritius currently has 10 Airbus Aircraft, 3 ATRs and 2 bell helicopters.