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Air India To Commence Service To Mauritius

Sat May 28, 2005 8:14 pm

Air India will commence service to Mauritius from August with 3 weekly roundtrip flights linking the island with Mumbai.

The flights will be operated with Airbus 310-300 aircraft in 2-class configuration and will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays effective August 15.

Mumbai - Mauritius vv (eff. Aug 15)

AI 251 BOM 1230 1700 MRU (ops Mo/We/Sa)
AI 250 MRU 1830 0200+1 BOM (ops Mo/We/Sa)

Mauritius will become Air India's 45th destination worldwide. This summer, Air India will operate a fleet of 3 Boeing 777-200ERs, 3 Boeing 737-800s, 16 Boeing 747s and 22 Airbus 310s.
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RE: Air India To Commence Service To Mauritius

Sat May 28, 2005 8:40 pm

And also 4x weekly flights to Seoul (Mumbai/Delhi/Hongkong/Seoul v.v.) from 7th July operated by the A310.

Anyway, falling back on what we have discussed about the Indian-Hong Kong bilateral last time,

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2001328

I am fining it difficult to reconcile AI's summer operation with the capacity provision. Has it been a new air service agreement, allowing for new flights, already stroke? According to the Hong Kong's Airport website, AI will operate 19 flights per week out of Hong Kong. Many thanks in advance!!
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RE: Air India To Commence Service To Mauritius

Sat May 28, 2005 9:19 pm

Quoting CXoneWorld (Reply 1):
And also 4x weekly flights to Seoul (Mumbai/Delhi/Hongkong/Seoul v.v.) from 7th July operated by the A310.

AI Re-starting Seoul Adding More Flights To KUL (by Airish May 7 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting CXoneWorld (Reply 1):
I am fining it difficult to reconcile AI's summer operation with the capacity provision.

Bilateral allows 4 weekly + 1250 + 2 weekly < 220 seaters.

Rough math gives 4 A310s + 6 A310s + 2 A310s = 12 weekly India-HKG services. See reply 21 in the thread you linked.
RE: Air India To Add Bangkok To Hong Kong Service (by B747-437B Mar 28 2005 in Civil Aviation)

The remaining 7 services are 5th freedoms onward from HKG to ICN/KIX and are not subject to the bilateral capacity provisions.
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RE: Air India To Commence Service To Mauritius

Sat May 28, 2005 9:22 pm

Good to see AI re launching Mauritius with its own aircraft. Will these flights later get extended to South Africa and does AI have anymore new planed routes to other destinations in Africa.
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RE: Air India To Commence Service To Mauritius

Sat May 28, 2005 11:26 pm

There is a quite a sizeable Indian population in Mauritus, will be interesting to see how Air India compete with Air Mauritius on this route.
 
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RE: Air India To Commence Service To Mauritius

Sat May 28, 2005 11:34 pm

Quoting Zizou (Reply 4):
will be interesting to see how Air India compete with Air Mauritius on this route

Air India and Air Mauritius have had a joint operation (risk/revenue sharing) between Mauritius and India for almost 20 years now where they split their revenues in the market. That will remain intact for now. These services will supplement the Air Mauritius flights.
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