Air Mauritius enters voluntary administration

An Air Mauritius Airbus A330-900neo. Photo: © Thomas Naas

Mauritius’ flag carrier Air Mauritius has entered a voluntary administration process following the Coronavirus outbreak around the world.

As the main reason behind this process, the airline cites travel restrictions imposed by many countries on its citizens and visitors thereby prohibiting essentially all of the carrier’s flights. This has completely ‘eroded its revenue base’, according to a letter sent by Air Mauritius.

Additionally, the airline said as there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the resumption of relatively normal operations, it is unable to meet any further financial obligations and is therefore entering this process to protect ‘the interest of the company and that of all its stakeholders’.

Air Mauritius is one of the largest airlines in the Indian Ocean and has a fleet of 13 aircraft, consisting of Airbus A319, A330 family, A340-300 and A350 aircraft in addition to two ATR72 aircraft.

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