Living in Sunny Mauritius – Pilot Jobs Available

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The opportunity to live in Mauritius, the land of stunning beaches, diverse culture and rich cuisine, is one of the best reasons to work for Air Mauritius. Rishworth Aviation on behalf of our client Air Mauritius is currently offering A330/A340 First Officers, A330 Captains, A319 Captains and ATR72-500 Captains the opportunity to fly in sunny Mauritius for a growing airline.

Moving to a small island nation can be an exciting lifestyle change. We’ve compiled some basic information about Mauritius that will help you understand what this lifestyle change will entail.

Mauritius in a nutshell

Population: Approx 1,262,130

Capital: Port Louis, population approx 149,200

Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR)

Climate: Mild tropical climate throughout the year. Two seasons: a warm humid summer from November to April and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September.

Languages: English, French and Mauritian Creole.

Politics: Parliamentary Republic

Expat community in Mauritius

Mauritius has a long tradition of attracting expats and tourists from around the world, and it’s an excellent choice for expats looking for new horizons. Due to its complex history, Mauritius has exceptional cultural diversity including a large expat community. Many people make a smooth transition to life in Mauritius,  as English is the national language with French also being widely spoken.  


For children moving from overseas, there is a wide choice of international schools, such as Alexandra House School and the International Preparatory School. International schools provide opportunities for pupils to take many extra classes such as ballet, art, tennis, rugby and cricket.

Getting around

The main mode of transportation in Mauritius is by road. The capital Port Louis is linked with many towns by the M1 motorway. Buses are also an easy way to get around in Mauritius, as they run frequently in the capital and along the coastal areas. Many people own their own vehicles.

Cost of living in Mauritius

Port Louis is an affordable city and many expats enjoy the lower costs of living compared to their home countries. Below are some comparisons to other popular locations:

Compared to London

Compared to Madrid

Compared to São Paulo

Compared to Melbourne

Rent prices are 84% lower

Rent prices are 65% lower

Rent prices are 42% lower

Rent prices are 78% lower

Restaurant prices are 60% lower

Restaurant prices 46% lower

Restaurant prices are 19% lower

Restaurant prices are 50% lower

Private kindergarten tuition fees are 90% lower

Private kindergarten tuition fees are 71% lower

Private kindergarten tuition fees are 66% lower

Private kindergarten tuition fees are 87% lower

Top things to do in Mauritius

Visiting Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac can be referred to an aquatic playground, with stunning beaches, blue lagoons, excellent restaurants and vibrant nightlife. It is located along the west coastline, only 15 km south of Port Louis.

Boat tour to Île aux Cerfs Island

Île aux Cerfs Island is the most famous and most accessible of all the small paradise islands of Mauritius. It has breathtaking landscape and lots of activities to choose from. It is also easy to do boat tours to other surrounding islands.


Fishing is one of the best activities in Mauritius. Deep-sea fishing, also known as Big Game Fishing, is very popular in different parts of the country. Try your hand at catching Bonito, Wahoo, Yellowfin tuna, Sailfish, Dorado, Blue Marlin and Black Marlin.

Your Base in Mauritius

Air Mauritius operates from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (ICAO code FIMP; IATA code MRU), which is situated on the southern part of the island.  The 3,370m long runway accommodates daily services from major European, African, and Middle Eastern airlines.

Left to right: 1. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport; 2. Flic en Flac beach; 3. Sailfish is one of the many species of fish to be caught. 

About Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius is the island nation’s flag carrier, operating since 1972. The airline is expanding its current fleet of 15 planes with orders of 2x A330-900neo, and 4x A350-900 (2x A350’s are already in the fleet). To meet its growth projections, Air Mauritius estimates that it requires an additional 40 pilots in the coming years.

In 2016, the airline flew 1.5m passengers with its 15 planes, which had an average load factor of 79%. The busiest routes are Paris and Johannesburg.  The airline has around 200 pilots including expats.

Rishworth Aviation in Africa

With an established record of successfully representing Pilots in Africa, including exclusive partnerships with Royal Air Maroc since 2002, and RwandAir since 2010, Rishworth Aviation is now offering pilots the opportunity to fly in sunny Mauritius for a growing airline. Rishworth Aviation currently has more than 100 pilots working in Africa and has now added fantastic opportunities to fly with Air Mauritius from their base in Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport near Port Louis.

Air Mauritius screening dates are available. Apply for one of our available jobs now to secure your slot.

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