The airline has ordered six of these aircraft, in addition to two other A350-900neo.
Air Mauritius received its first Airbus A350-900 on Friday. The company ordered six aircraft, four of which are leased from AerCap and two will be purchased to Airbus.
The first aircraft was named “Le Morne Brabant” in honor of a local mountain listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The A350-900 has a capacity for 326 passengers, 28 in Business Class and 298 in Economy Class, in addition to having new cabins and entertainment systems, noting that they will be the first Air Mauritius aircraft to offer internet connection on board.
The six new A350-900 and the two A350-900neo will replace the Airbus A340s and will be based at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) near Port Louis, in Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean.