Air Mauritius has resumed its twice-weekly flights to Perth after more than two years.
Two flights a week will operate between Perth and Port Louis on Tuesdays and Saturdays using Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.
“We are excited to be welcoming Perth back to our growing network and we look forward to connecting thrill-seeking leisure travellers with Australia,” said Air Mauritius chief commercial officer Laurent Recoura.
“This new route will also allow us to provide connectivity to travellers from Australia to Mauritius and the rest of the world. The direct connection not only represents the best and fastest way to travel to Mauritius, but also allows passengers to benefit from Air Mauritius’ international network and reach beyond destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean islands.”
Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said Air Mauritius’ decision to return to Perth Airport was “great news for the travelling public and showing the airline’s commitment to maintaining its connection to Western Australia”.
“International passenger traffic is still down approximately 44 per cent on pre-Covid numbers so it is great to see our airline partners returning,” he said.
“Perth Airport will continue to work with our airline partners and the State Government to increase services to Perth as international airline connectivity is crucial for the tourism, business, and education sector’s recovery.”