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Fly Mauritius

Sep 24, 2011 3:24:23 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Mauritius’ idyllic beaches, superb weather and deluxe accommodations are attracting a growing number of GCC tourists every year. Inset, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, West Asia & Indian Ocean Majid Al Mualla.

In an important move to support the growing number of tourists to Mauritius, Emirates airline will introduce two additional flights between Dubai and the Paradise Island, escalating the service to 11 weekly flights.
The 10th frequency will be launched on November 4 while the 11th will start on December 6, increasing existing capacity by 22%weekly per direction.
“We are standing by the destination at a time when the international outlook for travel is uncertain,” said Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, West Asia & Indian Ocean Majid Al Mualla. “Our decision to introduce these extra flights is the result of our long-term partnership with the island. We wish to thank the Mauritius Government for its trust in Emirates.
“Emirates will work hand in hand with the Tourism Ministry and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) to develop marketing campaigns to promote Mauritius across our global network. We will concentrate our efforts to increase the visibility of Mauritius in new and developing markets,” added Mualla.
MTPA Chairman Robert Desvaux said, “We value our partnership with Emirates and welcome the announcement of additional flights. We look forward to develop joint campaigns so that both parties may benefit fully from this partnership.”