Tuesday, August 27, 2013

► MAURITIUS: Transaero to operate Moscow - Mauritius from late December; eyes additional frequencies.

Russian carrier, Transaero (UN), will operate a limited Moscow (Domodedovo) to Mauritius service with effect from December 25 until January 16 (January 17 inbound). The twice weekly flights are set to use a mix of the B767-300ER and the B747-400 depending on demand.

Transaero(UN): Moscow Domodedovo - Mauritius
-Eff 25DEC until 16JAN
  • UN889 VKO 2320 - 0940+1 MRU EQV 37
  • UN890 MRU 1110 - 2135 VKO EQV 37
Transaero had originally announced the launch of direct flights from the end of October, with a flight every ten days and two flights per week during the peak season, though none of those flights currently reflects on the GDS.

A recent meeting in Moscow between Olga Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO, and Mrs Indira Savitree Thacoor-Sidaya, the Mauritian Ambassador to the Russian Federation touched on "issues" regarding air services between Russia and the Indian ocean island in relation to Transaero’s scheduled flights to Mauritius, launched in 2009. 

Air Mauritius (MK) has also reportedly been eyeing its own dedicated route to Russia.