Air Mauritius has announced,d the intention to move to the secondary airport London Gatwick, along with plans to increase capacity to London.
From Sunday, the 29th of October, 2023, the airline will say goodbye to London Heathrow and move to London Gatwick. As part of the change in airports, it’ll also increase frequency from the previously established 5x weekly service to daily utilising two aircraft types, including its Airbus A350 and A330neo.
London has always been a high-priority destination for us and as part of the commemoration of Air Mauritius’ 50 years of operations to the United Kingdom in November 2023, we are proud to announce daily operations to London Gatwick as from 29 October this year. This strategic move allows Air Mauritius to meet increasing demand on this historical route while using its most environmentally friendly types of aircraft. London Gatwick Airport is located south of Central London and is easily accessible, for example, the Gatwick Express train service links London Gatwick Airport to London Victoria Station in only 30 minutes. We are confident that this new service will further strengthen our relationship with valued customers from the UK and the connecting markets.Krešimir Kučko, CEO of Air Mauritius
The inbound flight MK042 will touchdown at London Gatwick at 0700. This will be after departing the day prior at 2305 from Mauritius.
It’ll then spend most of the day on the ground and departure at 1555 from London Gatwick as MK053, arriving the next day into Maritius at 0715