The long-standing airline was established in 1967 and is the national flag carrier of Mauritius. Air Mauritius is based at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in the capital Port Louis. The airline is currently serving 23 destinations in a network covering Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia and is the leading scheduled carrier operating in the Indian Ocean.
The airlines fleet currently consists of A319, A330, A340, A350 and ATR72-500 aircraft with further A330-900neo and A350-900 aircraft on order.
To meet its growth projections, Air Mauritius estimates that it requires an additional 40 pilots in the coming years. The airline currently has around 200 pilots including expats.
Situated off the coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is an island nation of 1.2m people. The country consists of two large islands, Mauritius and Rodrigues, and other smaller islands. The Mauritian capital of St Louis is an island paradise, with tropical temperatures all year round. Due to its complex history, Mauritius has exceptional cultural diversity including a large expat community. With English and French as national languages, many pilots experience a smooth transition to the country.
Air Mauritius operates from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, 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.
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. The schools provide opportunities for pupils to take many extra classes such as ballet, art, tennis, rugby and cricket.
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.
Port Louis is an affordable city and many expats enjoy the lower costs of living compared to their home countries.
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