Air Mauritius new A330-900 NEO lands in Perth

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Perth Airport has welcomed Air Mauritius' inaugural service on its newly acquired Airbus A330-900 NEO.

Air Mauritius will progressively introduce the A330-900 NEO to its Perth - Mauritius service with plans to operate it on all Perth services by early 2020.

Perth Airport Chief Corporate Services Officer, Debra Blaskett, says Air Mauritius' decision is great news for Perth Airport and for the travelling public.

"The A330-900NEO is Airbus's latest generation aircraft and Air Mauritius' decision to utilise it on this route, strengthens its commitment to the Perth market and will undoubtedly enhance the customer experience on the route," Ms Blaskett said.

The A330-900NEO offers 28 lie flat seats in Business Class each with aisle access, 261 comfort seats in Economy Class, and four extra leg room seats.

The new aircraft will allow passengers to enjoy the latest and most advanced in-fight experience with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, state of the art ambient lighting, the latest generation inflight entertainment system, a higher ceiling and larger overhead luggage compartments.

"This is a quality aircraft being operated by a top airline and provides West Australians with a great connection to the beautiful island nation of Mauritius," Ms Blaskett continued.

The inaugural flight landed at 9:10am on Wednesday 24 July at Perth Airport and was welcomed by a water cannon salute.

This press release was sourced from Perth Airport on 24-Jul-2019.