Mauritius celebrates independence anniversary with Emirates A380 flight

Emirates start a one-off service of its flagship A380 to the island of Mauritius. It is a first commercial flight of an A380 to Mauritius which was scheduled on the occasion of celebration of island’s 45th anniversary of independence.

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The passengers of this unique flight were joined by a top level delegation from the airline including Tim Clark , President of Emirates , Adnan Kazim, Divisional Senior Vice President, Planning and Research , Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations -Gulf Middle East and Iran and Ahmed Khoory , Senior Vice President West Asia and Indian Ocean. Upon landing at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, the aircraft receives a grand reception with a ceremonial water canon salute.

According to Tim Clark, Emirates operation of first commercial A380 flight to Mauritius on such a symbolic day is a testament to the importance of the destination on Emirates route. After welcoming ceremony, Mauritian VIPs, media and members of travel industry were given a guided tour of A380 by Emirates cabin crew which provides them an opportunity to watch and play Emirates award-wining in-flight entertainment, before being given a special gift-pack to commemorate the day.

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