The government of Mauritius has announced it is going to construct a second passenger terminal. Construction work on the terminal is to commence in 2019 and end in 2020. The project aims to modernise the transport sector in the country.
Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Mauritius prime minister announced this on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Air Mauritius on 11 August 2017.
Air Mauritius has played an important role in transforming the air connectivity in the country. According to the Prime Minister the company helped bring Mauritius closer to its main markets.
Air Mauritius is the national carrier of Mauritius. The company aims to support government policies in terms of connectivity with the rest of the world. In particular spurring the growth and development of a nascent tourism industry.
Furthermore, the company seeks to strengthen its fleet with the acquisition of two new airbuses A 350 in 2017 and six more in the next five years.
The company is also planning to upscale its operation and services based on new business models. Recently, the company launched Air Mauritius foundation to promote arts and culture, conserve the natural heritage and environment and empower youths to contribute to the development of sports and education.