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Air Mauritius

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Does anyone know if it’s true that Air Mauritius has gone into administration?

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It looks like it.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-mauritius/voluntary-administration/

https://simpleflying.com/air-mauritius-administration/

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Just saw breaking news. Such a shame.

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Bad news :(

And S African Airways look like going the same way.

This will hit Mauritius badly. :(

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Airlines in financial trouble is worldwide though at the moment mainly due to the pandemic.

Although Air Mauritius and SAA had issues before the pandemic.

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Air Mauritius has been in the red for years and been bailed out several times by the government. Its been badly managed.

Can't say I'm surprised:

https://www.lexpress.mu/article/375456/anil-gayan-mk-faisait-deja-face-soucis-financiers

Following the announcement by Air Mauritius informing that the company was placed under voluntary administration by the board of directors , this Wednesday April 22, the leader of the opposition reacted quickly to this news, which strikes the country as a shock wave.

"This is extremely sad news and should not have happened," said Arvin Boolel in a video released to the press on Wednesday, April 22.

“The Covid-19 pandemic should not be used as an excuse. The company was already in bad shape before. How could a company have squandered three months of reserves? There has been mismanagement and a squandering of Air Mauritius funds, ”he added.

https://www.lemauricien.com/article/mk-au-bord-de-la-faillite-il-ne-faut-pas-utiliser-le-covid-19-comme-excuse-dit-arvin-boolell/

https://www.lemauricien.com/article/air-mauritius-passe-sous-administration-volontaire/

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Looks like that’s the end of our holiday to Mauritius then even if the pandemic is over.

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Jane who did you book with and when are you going?

Will they not let you change airlines?

Maybe someone will bail MK out?

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Bronia, we’re not going till October, it’s a package with Mercury so it’s in their hands, I’d virtually written it off anyway with the current situation. Time will tell!

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Jane we've used Mercury a lot and always been happy with them.

Maybe they could arrange alternative flights as they do offer others including Emirates , Air France and Turkish Airlines if Mauritius opens up and if we in the UK are eventually allowed to travel by then.

Fingers crossed!

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Bronia, yes we’ve used them before, I’m sure they will deliver if they are able to. It’s just a waiting game at the moment, although I do feel guilty stressing about a holiday when there is so much tragedy everywhere at the moment.

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