Corsair launches 5 weekly flights to Mauritius from October to meet demand from French travellers

(Port Louis, 29 July 2021) Corsair, France’s long-haul flight specialist, has confirmed the operation of five flights a week on the Mauritius route from 26 October 2021 to meet increasing demand for seats.

France is the number one market for visitors to Mauritius with over 300,000 arrivals from that country in 2019. The reintroduction of flights from three major cities by the second largest French airline further signals strong demand for travel as international tourism recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Corsair will join Air France and Air Mauritius in providing non-stop service between France and Mauritius, making it a highly competitive route.

Corsair will fly three times a week year-round from Paris Orly Airport, supplemented by a weekly service from Lyon and Marseille. Flights will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft, with three classes of service: Economy, Premium (Premium Economy) and Business. 

Arvind Bundhun, Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, says, “We are delighted to welcome Corsair back to Mauritius. the reintroduction of 5 flights a week from Paris, Lyon and Marseille shows the strength of demand from French travellers and helps consolidate France as the island’s largest source market for travellers.” 

The launch of these flights will coincide with the complete reopening of Mauritian borders to fully vaccinated international travellers from 1 October 2021 and provide additional capacity of over 1,600 seats per week throughout the important Northern Winter season 2021/22. Seats will be available for direct booking with Corsair or through tour operators. Mauritian residents will also be able to book tickets to and from France. 

With the full reopening of Mauritian borders from 1 October 2021, visitors will be able to enjoy an unrestricted stay and explore the Indian Ocean country’s attractions from the moment they land. Vaccinated visitors will have to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Unvaccinated guests will still have to undergo a 14-day in-room quarantine. Further information can be found at

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