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SAA extends Air Mauritius relationship

July 3, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Africa’s leading airline South African Airways (SAA) has broadened its codeshare agreement with Air Mauritius to enhance greater connectivity between South Africa and Mauritius and other inter-continental routes.

According to Tim Clyde-Smith, SAA’s Country Manager for Australasia, the two airlines will now sell freely on each other’s networks with increased availability on its code-shared route between Johannesburg and Mauritius. SAA this year celebrates half a century of operations between the two countries.

“The broadening of our relationship with Air Mauritius follows growing traffic between South Africa and Mauritius supporting increased tourism and trade between the two countries. Late last year we added an additional frequency to Mauritius as demand continues to grow,” Tim said.

“SAA will actively market Mauritius as a leisure destination in other African markets. Indicators have shown a growing number of passenger volumes connecting through Johannesburg, originating on the African continent as well as from international locations such as Australia. By offering increased ease of connectivity onto the trunk codeshare route operated by SAA and Air Mauritius, we expect sustained growth in traffic,” he said.

Mauritius has remained an important destination for SAA throughout its history and is one of the fastest growing economies in the region with consistent demand-side growth in both business and leisure travel.

“This is great news for SAA as we continue to build and enhance our Africa network,” Tim concluded.

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