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PICTURES: Air Mauritius receives first A350

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350.

The jet, an A350-900 being leased from AerCap, is configured in a two-class layout with 28 seats in business and 298 in economy, says Airbus.

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A further five A350-900s are to be delivered to the Indian Ocean carrier: four purchased directly from Airbus and another leased from AerCap.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Air Mauritius already has 10 Airbus jets in service – six A340-300s, two A330-200s and two A319s – along with three ATR 72-500 turboprops and two Bell 206 helicopters. It has two A330-900neos on order under a deal with Air Lease.

The carrier has named its first A350 "Le Morne Brabant" after a local mountain that is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

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