AirAsia X Flights to Mauritius


AirAsia X Flights to Mauritius was launched on the 25th May 2016 where the award-winning long haul budget carrier will start flying there on 4th October 2016. This comes after recently announcing the Tehran, Iran flights a couple of weeks back, the airline surprised everyone with the news of this beautiful Indian Ocean island which is one of the popular paradise islands to visit.

AirAsia X Stops Mauritius Flights - Updated 16th Feb 2017. News has announced that AirAsia X will stop the successful KL-Mauritius-KL Flights effective 24 March 2017 due to complicated matters. 

Flights to Mauritius are direct via Kuala Lumpur and will take seven hours, where the most important factor is the arrival and departure times which have been perfectly planned for travelers to get the most of their vacation. The arrival time is around lunch time in Mauritius while the departure times are past midnight and you arrive back in Malaysia during lunch time, therefore trawlers can plan an easy and quick vacation without having to lose precious travel time. 

Beautiful tropical island of Mauritius 
AirAsia X Mauritius flights will also be operated on the Airbus A330-300 with a capacity of 377 seats, inclusive of 12 award-winning Premium Flatbeds, This also marks the AirAsia X Group’s 22nd destination throughout its route network. 

The press conference held in Kuala Lumpur was officially launched by His Excellency Issop Patel, High Commissioner of Mauritius for Malaysia, accompanied by Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X and Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad.

As for flight ticket prices to Mauritius, introductory all-in-fares from as low as RM299++ one-way on standard seats and from RM999++ one-way for the Premium Flatbeds were also launched during the press conference and  these promotional fares are available for booking from 26 May to 5 June 2016.  
Arik De, Head of Commercial for AirAsia X Berhad added that, “Mauritius is the perfect stepping stone for those Malaysians who wanted to go beyond and explore the beauty of Africa – from beautiful Cape Town to the exotic lands of Namibia, Madagascar and Botswana.”

Where is Mauritius? 
About Mauritius

Mauritius is situated in the southeast coast of the African continent, and was once a volcanic island and is famous for its beautiful beaches. warm sub-tropical climate and a topaz shoreline of the Indian Ocean. The longest beach in Mauritius is Belle Mare Beach while for leisure, you can experience snorkeling or scuba diving and if you are feeling a little adventurous, embark on an Underwater Walk around the ocean bed in an oxygen helmet and mingle with the coral fishes.

The capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, boasts a plethora of colonial monuments, culture and history or follow the pilgrimage route to Grand Bassin, whereby the second largest statue of Lord Shiva in the world is standing at the entrance to the natural crater lake on the mountains. 

One of the beautiful beach resorts in Mauritius - Image from Travel.co.za
In Mauritius, guests will be greeted to a multitude of ethnic groups in the country, inviting them to absorb the diversity from mouth-watering food to the many cultural festivals available throughout the year. This tropical island indeed is an all-year-round destination that hosts many exciting things to see and do while addressing the needs of all types of travelers such as adventure seekers, honeymooners, families, or solo travelers. For more information, you can visit the official Mauritius Tourism website

For food, there is a wide international selection available where a majority of Halal food is also easily found due to the large Muslim population on the island. Eco tourism is also one of the main highlights of Mauritius and a rough estimate of time to be spent here would be a minimum of four to five days. 

Mauritius Island Map - Image from Info-Mauritius.com
AirAsia X Mauritius Flight Schedule

Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Mauritius (MRU)

Flight No.
From
To
Departure
Arrival
Flight Schedule
D7 006
KUL
MRU
1025 hrs
1325 hrs
Tues, Fri, Sun
D7 007
MRU
KUL
0255 hrs
1420 hrs
Mon, Wed, Sat
Note: All times depicted are local time at respective destinations.

With Mauritius being added to the wide network of international routes from AirAsia X, you can now plan your visit to one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. The best time to visit Mauritius would also be from July till March as weather is much cooler. From April to June, a warmer weather is present therefore if you love the sun, anytime is a great time to visit and now possible with the latest announcement of the AirAsia X Flights to Mauritius.


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