Air Mauritius posts profit worth 26.9 million euros

The Mauritian national carrier, Air Mauritius, recorded a 26.9 million euro profit in the financial year ended 31 March 2017 as compared to 15.4 million euro for the previous year, the company revealed on Monday.

In a communique it published in Port Louis, the airline said the number of passengers carried went up by 6.9% to reach a record level of 1,602,632.

Also, the number of seats offered increased by 6.1% and the passenger load factor soared from 78.7% to 79.6%.

During the year, the company pursued its growth strategy which raised the overall capacity by nearly 6%. Moreover, a third ATR72-500 aircraft was added to the fleet in July 2016 to further consolidate flights to Rodrigues and Reunion, while the airline embarked on a major fleet modernization initiative.

“The first two Airbus A350-900 will join the fleet in October 2017 and November 2017 whilst major cabin renovations will be carried out on the six existing aircraft during January to June 2018. This should substantially enhance the product offered to our customers and better position Air Mauritius to face the growing competition,” the airline said.

Photo credit: Nairobi Travels

Source PANA


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