Air Mauritius reduces first-quarter losses

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Air Mauritius recorded a loss of nearly €7 million ($9 million) during the first quarter, but points out that this was an improvement on last year’s figure.

The airline says the net result for the quarter to 30 June is “usually negative” because of the low tourist season.

Revenues for the quarter rose by 5.3% to €104 million.

Air Mauritius says the results reflect a seven-step improvement programme covering operations and costs, which the carrier started putting in place in February 2012.

The airline recently opted to acquire six Airbus A350-900s.

Air Mauritius has six Airbus A340-300s, two A330-200s, two A319s and a pair of ATR 72-500s.