To the staff of Air Mauritius Perth office, The Aircraft Enthusiasts Group of Western Australia (AEGWA) congratulates Air Mauritius there 50th Anniversary celebrated today on Wednesday 14th June 2017.
As part of your celebration, we have compiled a photo gallery of your aircraft visiting Perth, Western Australia together with brief history of your operations to our city.
Photos: Mark Lynam
Airbus A330-202 3B-NBL c/n 1057 seen in Perth on Sunday 18th June, wearing the airline's 50th Anniversary logo.
Air Mauritius commenced services into Perth Airport, Western Australia on 29th November 1991, with B747SP-44 3B-NAR c/n 21254 named 'Chateau Labourdnais' operating the first service as flight/s MK940/941.
On the 4th April 1992, Air Mauritius changed operating equipment onto the Mauritius-Perth route, introducing B767-200ER aircraft, with B767-23B (ER) 3B-NAK c/n 23973 arrived for the first time.
On 4th January 1995, Air Mauritius operated the first scheduled Airbus A340 services into Perth, on this day A340-313X 3B-NAT c/n 048 operated the airline's MK940/941.
On December 4th 2009, Air Mauritius operated its latest aircraft type A330-202 into Perth. The aircraft 3B-NBM (seen here above) landing RWY03 some 8 years later, operated the first flight for the type
On April 3rd 2013, after 22 years of servicing Perth as flight/s MK940/941, Air Mauritius changed its flight numbers to MK440/441 under which it still flies under today.
Photos: AEGWA collection
Air Mauritius operated fleet of four leased B707 aircraft, of which one 3B-NBE c/n 18891 named 'City of Port Louis' also visited Perth albeit as a charter flight. This aircraft operated in the fleet from April 1981.