SAA Expands Service to Mauritius

SAA has further strengthened its route to Mauritius due to growing demand.

SAA will be adding an additional flight on a Wednesday, bringing the route to double dailies on four days of the week growing the route from ten to eleven flights per week.

Menon Ramasawmy, SAA Manager: Mauritius and Indian Ocean Islands, said the airline had experienced significant growth in South Africans wanting to travel to Mauritius.

For the period January 2015 to December 2015, the number of South Africans travelling to Mauritius grew by 9,5 percent passing the threshold of 100 000 passengers a year.

Ramasawmy said South Africa remained among the top three source destinations for the island of Mauritius.

"Increasing frequencies hold strategic commercial value for the business and forms part of the impetus of the airline's long-term turnaround strategy."

SAA has been flying to Mauritius for 50 years, non-stop since 1957 and the route was one of SAA's first African destinations.

The route is operated by the Airbus A320, the latest arrival in the SAA fleet.