Based at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, 25 miles southeast of the Capital Port Louis, Air Mauritius is the national airline of the Republic of Mauritius. The airline was founded in June 1967 - the first few cheap flights from Air Mauritius carried passengers across the water on a short hop to the sister island of La Reunion.
40 years on from these humble beginnings, Air Mauritius is proud to fly the flag for this small island nation. Air Mauritius flights now carry passengers from all over Europe, Asia and Africa to this magnificent Indian Ocean Island. Air Mauritius operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft, which include the Airbus A330-200 and the Airbus A340-300. Air Mauritius flights from the UK depart from London Heathrow Terminal 3. The flight duration from London to Mauritius is approximately 12 hours.
The check-in desk for Air Mauritius flights opens three hours before the flight, but passengers are advised to check with local airport requirements regarding gate times and desk closures.
The checked baggage allowance on Air Mauritius flights is 23kg for Economy passengers and 30kg for Business Class passengers. Carry-on baggage is limited to one bag per person in Economy and two bags in Business Class, with a weight limit of 7kg for each bag.
Seating and pitch
According to Air Mauritius information on the most recent addition to the fleet - the Airbus A330-200 - seat pitch on Air Mauritius flights is 31 inches in Economy and 60 inches in Business Class.
Frequent Flyer Programme
The Air Mauritius frequent flyer programme is known as KestrelFlyer. Members can earn miles to put toward Air Mauritius flights and receive other benefits such as extra baggage allowance and priority check-in.
Although the airline formerly used the Boeing 767-200 along with other Boeing aircraft on several of its routes, in the past five years Air Mauritius has indicated that the Boeings are being phased out in favour of the European Airbus A330-200s. Air Mauritius hopes to increase this each year.