Air Mauritius and South African Airways expand codeshare offerings
Air Mauritius and South African Airways have concluded an agreement expanding their codeshare routes to provide greater connectivity between the continent along South Africa, Mauritius and other inter-continental routes.(Image:Composite)
Starting 01 July 2015, South African Airways and Air Mauritius are selling freely on each other’s networks with increased availability on the codeshare route between Johannesburg and Mauritius.
“The broadening of our relationship with Air Mauritius follows growing traffic between South Africa and Mauritius that, in turn, supports increased tourism and trade between the two countries,” said Tim Clyde-Smith, South African Airways (SAA) Country Manager for Australasia, commenting on the expansion of their codeshare agreement.
“Late last year, we added an additional frequency to Mauritius as demand continues to grow,” Tim added.
“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 codeshare route operated by SAA and Air Mauritius, we expect sustained growth in traffic,” he concluded.
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.
Finally, this new agreement will continue to build and enhance the Africa network.