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Worst-case scenario playing out for Air Mauritius?


Air Mauritius issued a frank assessment of its financial position in early Jan-09 as it revealed massive fuel hedging losses and a fall in demand. At the time, the airline stated that if oil prices were to fall below USD30 and demand declined even more sharply than currently projected and/or the Euro were to depreciate sharply against the USD, “additional measures and/or capital injection may be required” – its worst case scenario. Those fears could now be unfolding. [652 words]

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  • Government bailout as hedging losses and downturn swamp carrier
  • Outlook hazy, travel demand slumping
  • Urgent business restructuring

Graphs and data:

  • Air Mauritius international capacity breakdown by region (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 26-Jan-09
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