26th October 2015
New flights to Mauritius will soon be scheduled from Germany, Austria and the Republic of Turkey.
Austrian and Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and low-cost Eurowings will now make Mauritius destination more accessible from Europe and Eurasia.
Austrian Airlines will start its weekly scheduled flights (flight number OS17) from its hub, Vienna International Airport (IATA code VIE), at the end of October. The inaugural flight to Mauritius Airport is scheduled at 17:15h on Thursday, 29th October 2015.
The Boeing 767-300 plane will land at 6:55h the next day and depart soon after at 8:15h. Total travelling time is 10:40h. Return ticket price per adult including taxes, fees and charges is around 900 euros.
Lufthansa, the German Airline, plans to fly to Mauritius as from 10th December 2015 and until April next year. Flights are within the framework of its "Jump" program which is a leaner long-haul carrier than mainline Lufthansa.
Frankfurt-based "Jump" is being positioned to potentially serve leisure-heavy routes that do not warrant the use of aircraft with large premium cabins.
An Airbus A340-300 with a capacity of 18 seats in Business Class, 19 in Premium Economy and 261 in Economy will be scheduled for the flight from Frankfurt Airport (IATA code FRA).
The national flag carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines, will initiate its flight to the Mauritian landscape on 15th December. If three weekly flights from Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IATA code IST) to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport are scheduled, one additional flight could be added later on.
Mauritius having no air connectivity with Turkey, the flights will first be carried out for a period of six months to determine the viability of this new service.
Low-cost airline Eurowings, a fully owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Group and which flies over 130 destinations, will schedule a weekly flight from the German city of Cologne as from 5th May 2016. Flight EW176 will depart from Cologne Bonn Airport (IATA code CGN) every Thursday at 17:05h to arrive Mauritius the next day at 6:55h. The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200, will take off at 8:35h back to Cologne.
Flight duration: 11:50h
Return air fare per adult including taxes, fees and charges: BASIC FARE – around 580 euros; SMART FARE – around 689 euros and BEST FARE – around 1210 euros
SMART FARE travelers will receive a credit of 3690 Boomerang Club Miles on each flight leg while those choosing BEST FARE will receive a credit of 5990 Boomerang Club Miles each for the outbound as well as for the return flight.
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