Published: 06 October 2016 by: Kate Webster

AirAsia X adds Mauritius flights

AirAsia X will now fly travellers to the island paradise of Mauritius, with the highly anticipated inaugural flight landing at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport yesterday.

The 100% full flight marks the airline group’s strong presence in the African continent, with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Director, Kevin Ramkeloan welcomed guests on board the inaugural flight.

To celebrate the new flights, the airline has launched special all-in-fares from as low as RM199* one-way on standard seats, and from RM1,599* one-way for the Premium Flatbeds for all guests to further stimulate demand to the paradise island.

These promotional fares will be available for booking online from 5 to 9 October 2016 at airasia.com as well as AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, and the mobile site mobile.airasia.com, with the travel period from 5 October 2016 until 31 March 2017.

From Australia and New Zealand AirAsia X has the following one-way fares available to Mauritius from Perth from $349*; Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast from $449*; and from Auckland from NZ$442*. The booking period is from now until 16th October 2016 with the travel period from now until 27th April 2017.

AirAsia X Berhad, CEO, Benyamin Ismail said the strong entry into this market has given the airline confidence to grow the direct flight between Mauritius and Kuala Lumpur, operated exclusively by AirAsia X.

“Together with our short-haul affiliate AirAsia Group, our guests can now fly into Mauritius from any of the destinations within our extensive flight network across Asia, Australia and the Middle East via Kuala Lumpur, Asia’s low cost hub,” Ismail added. 

Located on the southeast coast of the African continent, Mauritius was once a volcanic island and is famous for its beautiful beach setting with white sand, warm sub-tropical climate and a topaz shoreline of the Indian Ocean. Visitors can choose to relax on the longest beach in Mauritius at Belle Mare Beach sipping fresh sugar cane juice; or for the adventurous, embark on an Underwater Walk around the ocean bed in an oxygen helmet and mingle with the fishes.

For a little bit of culture and history, head to the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis which boasts a plethora of colonial monuments or follow the pilgrimage route to Grand Bassin, where the second largest statue of Lord Shiva in the world will greet you at the entrance to the natural crater lake on the mountains. This tropical island indeed is an all-year-round destination that hosts many exciting things to see and do while addressing the needs of all types of travellers such as adventure seekers, honeymooners, families, or solo travellers.

*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.

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