AIR MAURITIUS HAS BEGUN THE first direct service between Manchester, in the UK, and Mauritius, using its Airbus A340. The service, which effectively replaces one operated via Munich in conjunction with Lufthansa, will be weekly to begin with, but will move to twice-weekly later this year. Air Mauritius also has thrice-weekly rights from its home hub to Australia, and is promoting its services from the UK to Australia via Mauritius as an alternative to the more usual routes via Singapore or the USA.

Source: Flight International