Air France and Air Mauritius strengthen their partnership
Tuesday, October 07, 2008: Manoj R K Ujoodha,G.O.S.K., CEO of Air Mauritius and Jean-Cyril Spinetta, Chairman and CEO of Air France, today signed a new agreement in Port-Louis for an initial five-year period aimed at strengthening the partnership between the two airlines.
This new agreement replaces the one signed on 21st October 1998, which focused more specifically on the Paris – Mauritius route, as the two airlines operate up to 17 weekly non-stop flights between Mauritius and Paris. Since 1st October 2008, the agreement is gradually being extended to other destinations served by the two airlines. Air Mauritius will be able to add its code to Air France flights connecting in Paris-CDG to Europe, Israel and North Africa and reciprocally, Air France will be able to add its code to Air Mauritius flights connecting in Mauritius.
“The agreement we are signing today brings a new dimension to the already exemplary partnership between our two airlines. Thanks to the quality of our respective products, Air France and Air Mauritius will now be able to offer customers an extended network between the Indian Ocean and Europe”, declared Jean-Cyril Spinetta.
In addition to the 24 destinations it already serves, Air Mauritius can now offer its customers daily code-shared flights via the Paris-CDG hub at the best possible fares between Mauritius and over 35 new destinations in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Russia, Austria and Italy. Other destinations will later be added to Air Mauritius’ offering and Air France will be able to provide its customers with flights via the hub in Mauritius on the Air Mauritius network in the Indian Ocean.
“The strengthening of our partnership reflects the trust between our two airlines and our shared aim to provide quality of service and optimum comfort for all our customers. This agreement will also enable us to develop tourism to Mauritius, driving the country´s growth, and to strengthen its hub at Mauritius airport, at the heart of the Indian Ocean”, declared Manoj R K Ujoodha.
The agreement will also encourage joint development and will harmonize the various ranges of products and services offered to customers of both airlines, both in-flight and on the ground, especially at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius and at Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport.