Tourism Malaysia welcomed passengers aboard from the national carrier airline of Mauritius – Air Mauritius flight upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Port Louis today.
The passenger was personally welcomed by YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia and presented with Malaysia’s cultural performance. Among the passengers from the flight was a delegation of 10 people consisting of top management of leading travel agents from Mauritius. The delegation then continues with familiarisation tours hosted by Tourism Malaysia to various tourist destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands and Selangor.
Air Mauritius flight completed its resumption of direct flights to Kuala Lumpur since it last served this route in March 2019. This service flies directly twice a week between Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport via MK646.
The non-stop flight departs Mauritius every Monday and Thursday at 11.00 pm and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 10.10 am the following day. The flight is equipped with a seating capacity of 288 seats, with 28 seats in Business Class and 260 seats in Economy, and will operate the route using an Airbus A330-900Neo aircraft.
Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng, said, “I am encouraged by the return of this direct route, which demonstrates Air Mauritius’ confidence in Malaysia’s tourism industry.Connectivity is the heart of tourism, and I am sure the resumption service will help increase tourist arrivals and receipts between our two nations”.
Mr Laurent Recoura, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Mauritius said, “We are excited to resume our operations to Kuala Lumpur after two years. Air Mauritius has been offering scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), since May 1988. Mauritius is an upcoming destination for Malaysians while Kuala Lumpur features among the topmost favourite get-away destinations for Mauritians. Air Mauritius is in the process of reactivating its collaboration with Malaysia Airlines and we hope to offer our passengers connections to a number of destinations in Asia and Australia via the important hub of Kuala Lumpur in the near future”.
According to Malaysia Airports Managing Director, Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood, “Air Mauritius is one of our long-standing partner airlines, first flying into Malaysia in May 1988. Kuala Lumpur has remained a favourite destination and also serves as an important transit hub for those continuing their journey into the region. We welcome the resumption of their weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur after a short hiatus due to the pandemic. There are now 48 foreign airlines currently operating at our network of airports and we are looking forward to more airlines resuming operations in Malaysia.”