Mauritius: Mauritius to connect to Singapore to better serve Africa

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth on Wednesday announced that there would be an air link between Singapore and Mauritius next year in a bid to cater for the growing demand from Asians to travel to Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean.

Talking to the media in Port-Louis, Sir Anerood said that the opening of the link would be on 12 March 2016. An agreement has been signed in this regard between Air Mauritius and the Changi international airport in Singapore.

"This major development should help Mauritius become a hub between Asia and Africa," the Prime Minister said.

According to him, this link will help Mauritian operators and exporters to connect to the whole of Asia through the hub of Changi while the Asian operators would, on their part, link up to the African continent and the islands of the Indian Ocean through the Mauritian airport.

Singapore Airlines would make the connection in Asia while Air Mauritius will link Singapore and Mauritius, as well as the regional flights towards the African airports and the Indian Ocean islands. 

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21 october 2015 12:06:45

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