We’ve all been dreaming of that moment when we get to soar in the sky again and glide to our favourite destinations – the exotic sun shines bright as we sip on a refreshing Piña Colada, and life’s good. And while exploring Mauritius became a heavenly reality recently, South African Airways (SAA) brought more good news to the table.
The airline announced that it will start flying to Mauritius from November 21, while one-way tickets are cheaper than its competitors – starting at R4 016.75 next month. The lowest fares in December will start at R6 138.75
NOW FLYING TO MAURITIUS
A picturesque destination in just 4 hours.
Now you can with SAA, departing Wednesdays and Sundays. Capture all the moments with your family, friends and bae!
BOOK NOW at https://t.co/caOVeQTzKn, flights taking off on 21 November 2021.#FlySAA pic.twitter.com/Bha0nztJRh
— SAA – South Africa (@flysaa) October 12, 2021
According to a statement by South Africa’s national carrier, flights will initially operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays, departing Johannesburg OR Tambo International (ORTIA) at 09h45 with return flights departing Mauritius at 16h35.
Meanwhile, SAA Interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo said: “Part of our growth strategy is to identify routes where there is demand and which can be profitable to the carrier. The resumption of services to Mauritius meets both those criteria. Furthermore, the country has strong ties with South Africa and is both a popular tourism and business destination.”
Kgokolo adds that SAA is delighted to be resuming services to Mauritius, which in the past has been both popular and profitable. The flying time to and from the country is around four hours.