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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Air Mauritius recognized as Indian Ocean's Leading Airline

Donald Payen and Carla da Silva of Air Mauritius pictured w/David de Montfalcon of World Travel Awards
Air Mauritius has been honored once again by the 17th World Travel Awards (WTA) in the category “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline.” The airline which was nominated in the same category with Air France, South African Airways, Air Seychelles, Air Austral and Air Madagascar, received the award July 17th, 2010 at a gala ceremony in The City of Gold, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The World Travel Awards is the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought after awards program in the global tourism industry. More than 183,000 travel, tourism and hospitality professionals vote for the winners and the award is one of the highest accolades a travel company can receive.

Ms. Manon Han, Executive Vice President, World Travel Awards, commented, “Air Mauritius is this year’s winner of the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ award. Since the inception, 17 years ago, World Travel Awards’ objective has been to encourage world-class competition, stimulate innovation, and creativity, as well as ensure that travelers receive exceptional value. As a national carrier of an island that relies so crucially on tourism, Air Mauritius has posted positive operating results despite all the challenges facing the airline industry. Its continued dedication in tourism success is exemplary and we congratulate Air Mauritius on being named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline 2010.’”

Air Mauritius CEO, Mr. Mao R.K. Ujoodha, G.O.S.K., noted, “Air Mauritius is proud to be once again acknowledged by the travel industry worldwide. Our team is greatly encouraged by the continued recognition of Air Mauritius as a leading airline brand in this part of the world. I would like to dedicate this award to all our shareholders, in particular the Government of Mauritius for their support to the national airline; to our customers and travel/tourism partners for their trust in our brand; to the Air Mauritius team for their hard work; and to all Mauritians as they remain loyal to the national airline.”

Air Mauritius Equipment: The Mauritius Air fleet is composed of two Airbus A340-300Es, two Airbus A319-100s, four Airbus A340-300s, two Airbus A330-200s and two ATR72-500s.

Air Mauritius Route Overview: Air Mauritius is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and flies to:

Asia: Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengalaru (India), Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong

Europe: London, Paris, Munich, Geneva, Milan, Frankfurt

Australia: Perth, Melbourne

Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Antananarivo, Nairobi, Reunion, Rodrigues

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