Air Mauritius won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airlines 2019 and four other accolades at the 26th Annual World Travel Awards held at the Sugar Beach Hotel, Mauritius. It is now the 14th time in 17 years that Air Mauritius has been recognised by WTA as the leading airline of the Indian Ocean.

The following are the distinctions were won by Air Mauritius:

  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline 2019
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2019
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand 2019 
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Lounge 2019
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew 2019
Air Mauritius wins Best Airline in Indian Ocean
Mr David Falcon, Senior Vice President, World Travel Awards, Carla da Silva, Regional Manager and Mr Donald Payen, Executive Vice President, Air Mauritius

The World Travel Awards, voted by travel professionals and consumers worldwide, is recognised as the most prestigious travel industry accolade. Distinctions were presented to the Air Mauritius Team led by the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Raja Buton. 

CEO, Somas Appavou stated “I wish to dedicate these awards to the hard-working people of Air Mauritius. It is a recognition of all the efforts put in by our personnel from Ground Services to our crew members on-board, through our administrative staff and maintenance personnel. As a Mauritian company, hospitality is in our DNA and we constantly strive to improve our products and services so that they best reflect the ‘mosaicity’ of our cultural heritage. We are also currently making substantial investments in the modernisation of our aircraft in order to offer the best to our customers. Our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our passengers and personnel”. 

Air Mauritius wins Best Indian Ocean Airline Award
Host – Jo-Ann Strauss, Raja Buton, Chief Operating Officer, Air Mauritius, Mike Seetaramadoo, Executive Vice President Commercial, Cargo & Resource Optimisation, Air Mauritius

The Air Mauritius fleet now includes two A350-900 delivered in 2017, one A330neo delivered in April this year while a second A330neo is expected in the coming weeks. These new generation aircraft are equipped with full flat seat in Business Class, more comfortable Economy Class cabin with extra legroom, a state of the art entertainment system with audio/video on demand and WIFI connectivity in all classes.

Four aircraft (2 A340 and 2 A330-200) of the existing fleet are also being refurbished to offer a similar level of comfort.

Air Mauritius is the national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius. Created in 1967, it currently operates a fleet of two A350-900, one A330neo, three A340-300, two A330-200, two A319-100 and three ATR72-500. Air Mauritius presently flies to twenty-two destinations in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Indian Ocean.