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Saturday, February 21, 2009

How to get to | Mauritius

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the contact me link at top right, or leave a comment.


While a few visit by ship, most arrive via Plaisance airport. Options are not too bad for an island a long way from most hub airports:

  • Star Alliance - South African from Johannesburg
  • Oneworld - British Airways from London and Johannesburg
  • Sky Team - Air France from Paris
  • other - Air Mauritius from various places on rim of Indian ocean plus Europe, Air Austral from Reunion, Air Madagascar from Antananrivo, Air Seychelles from Mahe, Emirates from Dubai

TIP Mauritius makes a convenient base to visit the other western Indian Ocean islands on local airlines.

TIP First class to Mauritius may not be around much longer, so book soon.

TIP Depending on exchange rates, some fares (both around the world and normal round trip) ex-Mauritius are (very) good value. To take advantage travel one-way on an award, or nest tickets.

TIP Due to a lack of connections, on Sky Team Mauritius is not a good destination on a round the world ticket, or on award ticket unless it is the sole destination.

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