Paris - On November 24, the second Airbus A350-900 of the airline Air Mauritius was handed over to the company and went directly to Paris-CDG, where it started its first commercial flight to Mauritius.

In addition to the six A350-900s expected, the Mauritian company has announced the acceleration of the renovation plan for its fleet with the arrival of two Airbus A330-900neo next year.

The new airliner has been configured as the first A350-900 of the company to accommodate 28 passengers in Business class and 298 in Economy (326 seats in total). The A350-900 of the Mauritian national carrier left Airbus facilities in Toulouse on November 25, 2017, in the direction of the airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where he was greeted by traditional water cannons.

Air Mauritius is now deploying this new plane for everyday flights between its base in Port-Louis-Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam and Paris CDG, departure at 22:50 to arrive the next day at 7:35, and return from CDG at 15:30. Air Mauritius shares its codes with Air France on this axis, facing the competition of Corsair International.

In addition to the six A350-900s expected, the Mauritian company has announced the acceleration of the renovation plan for its fleet with the arrival of two Airbus A330-900neo next year. The A330-900s will have the same seat configuration, in-flight entertainment system and broadband internet connectivity as the A35900s.

The cabins of two A340-300s, two A330-200s, and two existing A319s will also have similar products by the end of June 2018, "to ensure product consistency across the fleet.