The use of a partnership between the two companies as an alternative to withdrawal is discussed with emphasis in Australia. Air Mauritius is willing to consider the scope and implications of any form of option.
The bad or rather the least comfortable is the fact that the decision of Air Mauritius to abandon trolleys Sydney and Melbourne coincides with Air Austral, which in a press release dated May 16, 2012, announces the removal of trolleys Sydney and Noumea.
The decision by Air Austral is in the context of looking back to a balanced budget of the company for the year 2013/2014. A new flight schedule has been established.
It includes among others a refocusing of the service Meeting / France in Paris, the removal of specific sailings from Sydney and Noumea and consolidation of the regional network with 142 weekly flights, including services to Mauritius.
"These decisions will have a negative impact on the Mauritians and tourists in the region of Sydney and Melbourne who want to visit Mauritius. Many Mauritians rely on direct service to Mauritius / Melbourne to visit the parents after many financial sacrifices. Residents of this region do not attend very rarely Perth. In addition to customs controls in Perth, passengers will be affected by the decision, must suffer the effects of route Perth / Perth and Sydney / Melbourne, "said a resident of Melbourne very concerned by these decisions canceling service.
He argues that the people of Sydney and Melbourne is around 10 million inhabitants against some 1.2 million Perth reason to revisit their decision on the part of Air Mauritius and Air Austral .. "Air Mauritius and Air Australia have no interest in abandoning these two destinations not only because of Mauritians but because the opportunities to attract Australian tourists from this region to Mauritius or the Indian Ocean by extension are immense. Why these two companies do not they consider a form of partnership and continue to serve these routes. "
The good news is that there is a very good disposition on the part of Air Mauritius to study the implications of a partnership arrangement with Air Austral should the matter should be discussed. "We are willing to explore the implications of all options. We have regular contacts and discussions with Air Austral "says Donald Payen, Executive Vice President Sales & Communications.
The top part of Air Mauritius does not consider that the removal of trolleys Sydney and Melbourne will penalize its customers. "We'll add a second and a third frequency in June and in April 2013 in Perth. Through our partnership with Virgin Australia, we will serve Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin. "