Air International 2019-01
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Airbus A340-313X 3B-NBE (msn 268) has been used by Air Mauritius since April 1999. Most of the airline's A340s are to be phased out, although two will be retained for a few more years and be upgraded with a new interior.
The A330-800 flight test aircraft F-WTTO (msn 1888) photographed during its maiden flight on November 6, 2018. This aircraft is now undergoing 300 hours of testing to certify the variant.
TAP received its first A330-900, CS-TUB (msn 1836), on November 26, 2018, the first of 21 the Portuguese carrier will operate.
Two A330-202s, including 3B-NPL (msn 1057), have served Air Mauritius since the late 2000s. The carrier is set to become an early operator of the next-generation A330-900.
The A330-800 had only eight orders at the time of writing, but Airbus believes there's a large A330-200 replacement market for the variant.
Engine delivery delays held up the A330neo’s delivery to TAP, which was due to put the aircraft into service in December 2018.
Certification testing involved TAP A330-900neo CS-TUA (msn 1819) undertaking a route-proving campaign which included a stop in Mauritius, pictured here.
The version of Airbus' Airspace cabin concept for the A330neo includes adjustable LED lighting and a customisable entrance area.
Passengers have a new in-flight entertainment system with HD video, 3-D capabilities and touchscreens.
Air Mauritius'first Airbus A350-941 3B-NBP (msn 145), pictured on delivery in 2017. The airline will receive four more examples over the coming years.
Air Mauritius operates two Airbus A319-112s, including 3B-NBH (msn 1936) seen here, for short-haul services. The carrier intends to place an order for new single-aisles within the next year.