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British Airways Adds A Third Flight To Mauritius From March 3

British Airways (operated by Comair) will add a third flight to its Johannesburg, Mauritius bound flight schedule from March 3.


  • Mauritius has seen a number of new hotels open on the island including LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences.
  • Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius as well as Constance Belle Mare Plage have concluded extensive renovations during the lockdown.
  • The island remains a popular destination for South Africans with only a 4-hour flight from Johannesburg.
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The airline has been monitoring a steady growth in demand since it reintroduced twice-weekly flights between Johannesburg and Port Louis in February. The Sandton Times reported on the travel ban lift in January, signaling a return to the paradise island by South Africans – and this without first having to spend 15 days outside the country.

Mauritius has always been a perennial favourite holiday destination for South Africans and this, with the pent-up demand from people who may have had to cancel other holiday plans, has seen a relatively quick recovery on the route.

// British Airways (operated by Comair) Sales and Marketing Executive, Brian Kitchin


He anticipates demand to continue increasing, peaking over the approaching March/April school holidays and Easter break.


Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most renowned travel guide producers, listed Mauritius in third place on its ‘Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2022’. In the 2022 edition, the Top 10 Counties are each chosen for their topicality and readiness to welcome visitors in 2022, their offering of unique experiences and ‘wow’ factor, and additionally their commitment to sustainable tourism practices.


British Airways (operated by Comair) flies to Mauritius on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with flights departing OR Tambo International Airport, in the morning and arriving in the late afternoon.


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