Air Mauritius signs fleet renewal


According to Breaking News Travel, Air Mauritius announced its decision to replace its existing fleet of A340-300s with six new generation Airbus A350-900 aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow.

This major decision is Step 5 of the 7-Step Recovery and Sustainability plan to re-fleet the national carrier.

The A350-900 will offer enhanced passenger experience and comfort, operating cost efficiency and technological innovation.

The re-fleeting exercise will take place in a phased manner. The first two aeroplanes will be delivered in 2017 through operating leases from AerCap Holdings. The remaining four will be purchased from Airbus, with two aircraft to be delivered in 2019 and two in 2020.

Air Mauritius has also reserved its right to exercise an option to place additional orders of up to three A350 between 2023 and 2025 on the same terms and conditions that led to the selection of the first four aircraft with Airbus.

Air Mauritius currently operates a fleet of four A340-300s, two A340-300Es, two A330-200s, two A319-100s and two ATR72-500s.

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