Air Mauritius scraps morning flights

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According to eTNW, Air Mauritius will cancel its morning departures out of Johannesburg (South Africa), effective 21 August. The flights were introduced in July last year in order to offer travellers a more favourable schedule.

“We have been reviewing the flights on an on-going basis and, despite all our efforts to make a success of these departures, the cost impact versus the revenue generations is not commercially viable for Air Mauritius any longer,” the airline said in a statement. 

“Parking the aircraft overnight, coupled with crew and handling costs, came at a huge cost for the airline, and the revenue did not justify the costs on these operations.”

Air Mauritius’ Sunday service will be upgraded from an A319 to an A340, seeing Air Mauritius operate wide bodied aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.