Air Mauritius wins the ‘Leading Indian Ocean Airline Award’ and four other distinctions at The World Travel Awards 2018

Air Mauritius won five awards including the Indian Ocean Leading Airline 2018 at the World Travel Awards 2018. Air Mauritius CEO, Somas Appavou received the awards during a gala ceremony held at The Durban International Convention Centre, in Durban, South Africa on 06 October 2018. The National Airline of Mauritius has been recognized as leading Indian Ocean Airline for 13 times in the last 16 years.

Air Mauritius won Awards in the following categories in this 2018 edition:

  1. Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline 2018
  2. Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2018
  3. Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand 2018
  4. Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew 2018
  5. Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Lounge 2018 – The Amédée Maingard Lounge


Graham Cooke, President and Founder of the World Travel Awards stated “World Travel Awards is voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide, and this accolade recognises the commitment to excellence which your organisation has demonstrated over the last twelve months “.

We are delighted to be recognised in this year’s edition of the World Travel Awards. I dedicate these distinctions to the hardworking people of Air Mauritius. Since last year, we have invested significantly in upgrading of our products, namely with the launch of the fleet modernisation programme consisting of an order for eight new aircraft. Our new aircraft cabins are world class and have received a fantastic welcome from our customers. We have also embarked on a program to revamp our products and services using our shared Mauritian DNA to differentiate our offering. We are pleased that our efforts are paying off,” stated Somas Appavou, Air Mauritius CEO.

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