Emirates is to launch double daily flights to Mauritius, the paradise island in the Indian Ocean. The 12th weekly flight was introduced on 31Oct12 and two further frequencies will be added on 02Dec12.
The flights will be serviced by a Boeing 777-300 in a three-class configuration. Emirates flight EK3705 will depart Dubai at 10:00 arriving in Mauritius at 16:45. The return journey from Mauritius, EK3706 will depart at 18:20 arriving in Dubai at 01:10, the following day.
In January this year, Emirates and the government of Mauritius signed an agreement aimed at jointly promoting the island destination across the airline’s global network. The two parties have engaged in the development of a series of joint activities to increase the visibility and awareness around the island in the 126 destinations to which the airline flies.
964,642 tourists visited Mauritius in 2011, representing an increase of 3.2% over the previous year. European tourists accounted for 63.2% of total tourist arrivals with France being the leading market for the island.