Private company Mega Maldives Airlines has expressed interest to operate direct flight Maurice Maldives. George Weinmann, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), explains his plans for this destination.
In July 2012, the Mauritian authorities have initiated steps to an agreement on air access with the Maldives. The recent visit of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Xavier-Luc Duval, the archipelago has to reactivate the file. It is expected that by mid-February a delegation Maldivian make the trip to Mauritius to finalize the terms of the agreement.
's Mega Maldives Airlines private company, represented by Maurice Meridianafly is ready to meet the challenge of serving the Mauritian destination . "We propose to make a triangular flight, starting from China to Mauritius via the Maldives. We have a strong presence in China and two islands have interesting features for the Chinese market, "said George Weinmann, CEO of Mega Maldives Airlines.
The company operates in China for over ten years. Each year, it carries about 80,000 Chinese tourists to the Maldives. "We want to share the market with Maurice. We are not here to compete, we want to make our contribution. We have a network of tour operators in China interested in a package Maldives-Mauritius. We can also develop other services as needed. "
Besides tourism, the direct flight Mauritius-Maldives could also boost trade between the two neighbors. This will reduce costs, since this flight lasted only four hours instead of ten now, via Dubai.
Currently, Mega Maldives Airlines is not able to move a price for the ticket. "We must first of all carefully consider the appropriate frequency of flights. Do not rush to avoid bad decisions. We first want to develop the market and once it reaches critical mass, we can expand the business. "
Mega Maldives Airlines wishes to one of its Boeing 767 on the destination. "We have 250 seats in business class and economy. In addition, we also operate charter flights. In 2012, we operated a special flight for a Chinese company to Mauritius. "
The flight of Mega Maldives triangular operate in both directions. While carrying Chinese tourists to Mauritius, the company expects to transport tourists Africa, Reunion and Mauritius, among others to the Maldives. Renowned for its beaches, hotels and restaurant water under the sea, the islands will be accessible to Mauritians.
If the two governments are able to conclude their agreement in February, the flight Maurice Maldives will be operational before the month July.