Air Mauritius adds Shanghai via Kuala Lumpur hub

AIR MAURITIUS plans to use Malaysia as its hub of operations for future expansion plans in North Asia and South-east Asia, with its newest service being a Mauritius-Kuala Lumpur-Shanghai route that will commence on July 1.

The once-weekly flight uses the Airbus A330-200, which has 24 business-class seats and 251 economy-class seats.

Air Mauritius currently operates twice-weekly services to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and thrice-weekly services to Hong Kong. Shanghai will be Air Mauritius’ fourth destination in Asia.

Air Mauritius regional manager, North-east & South-east Asia, Shiri Prakash Rai, said: “The third frequency to Kuala Lumpur and onward to Shanghai will provide more flexibility to the Malaysian market and is in line with our strategy of growing our frequencies to a daily for Asia.”

Singapore will remain as the airline’s regional office for North Asia and South-east Asia.

– Read more in TTG Asia, February 11

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