Air Mauritius first started direct flights to Australia in December 1991 and announced plans to resume the Perth route in April 2022, more than two years since flights were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two flights a week will operate between Perth and Port Louis and the airline will fly from Port Louis to Perth on Tuesdays and Saturdays, returning to Mauritius on Wednesdays and Sundays.
“We are excited to be welcoming Perth back to our growing network and we look forward to connecting thrill-seeking leisure travellers with Australia,” said Air Mauritius Chief Commercial Officer Laurent Recoura.
“Mauritius has proved itself to be a world- in-one island. Its exotic blend of French, African, Chinese and Indian culture, white beaches, and exhilarating adventure make it a great destination for Australians.
“This is also the opportunity to make up for lost moments and embark on a memorable journey while reconnecting with friends and relatives,” said in a statement.
“This new route will also allow us to provide connectivity to travellers from Australia to Mauritius and the rest of the world.
“The direct connection not only represents the best and fastest way to travel to Mauritius, but also allows passengers to benefit from Air Mauritius’ international network and reach beyond destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean islands,” Recoura said.