British Airways is Adding an Extra Day in the Sun in Mauritius

By British Airways, PRNE
Thursday, February 17, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, February 18, 2011 - British Airways is changing its Mauritius timetable to give customers an
extra day in the sun.

From November 1, flights back from the Indian Ocean isle will take off 12
hours later than at present, creating more time for relaxation before the
journey home.

The better timing coincides with the route being switched from Heathrow
to Gatwick, further strengthening the airline's premium leisure programme at
the airport.

Currently, flights to Mauritius ( leave
London at 4:25pm, arriving in the destination at 07:25am the following day.
Flights from Mauritius to London depart at 8.55am and arrive at 5.15pm. The
changes will create evening departures for both the outbound and inbound
flights to allow customers to maximise their time on holiday. Once the route
moves to Gatwick, the flight will operate three times a week: departing
Gatwick on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and departing Mauritius on
Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights to Mauritius (BA2063) will depart
Gatwick at 8.30pm local time, arriving 12.25pm local time in Mauritius.
Flights from Mauritius (BA2062) will depart Mauritius at 9.05pm arriving
5.20am the following day at Gatwick.

Silla Maizey, director of Gatwick, said: "We have a strong premium
leisure strategy for Gatwick - we want it to be a hub for great high-end
holiday destinations. Moving the Mauritius flight here helps us to strengthen
this position as it will now sit alongside destinations such as the Maldives
and the Caribbean.

"We've listened to feedback from our customers about the timings on the
Mauritius flight so it's great we've been able to design the new schedule
around their needs. This new timing has an evening departure from Mauritius
and an early morning arrival into Gatwick, giving back customers a full day
at their destination when they would otherwise have been flying.

"Gatwick's owners, GIP, are ploughing significant investment into the
airport so customers can expect a new level of service there soon. The future
for British Airways customers using Gatwick is very bright."

The route will be served by a Boeing 777 aircraft with 275 seats on

British Airways offer holidays in Mauritius ( to
suit families looking for a break in the sun to couples seeking to get away
from it all on luxury holidays ( Some of
the hotels in Mauritius ( on
offer feature comfort and design whereas others specialize in full-service
spas. Customers on a budget can choose to stay at the value for money
two-star Coin de Mire. The family friendly four-star Preskil Beach Resort
offers classical Creole architecture nestled in peaceful gardens. Tropical
luxury taken to a higher level can be enjoyed at the five-star Prestige Four
Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita which provides a secluded, beautiful
sanctuary for the discerning traveller.

Other changes at Gatwick from October 30, in comparison to Winter 2010,
will include flights to Cancun increasing to three a week from two and Tampa
increasing from five to six flights a week.

About British Airways:

British Airways offers a wide range of holiday experiences around the
world to complement its flight network - with city breaks, beach holidays,
hotels from value two star hotels through to luxury five star resorts, Avis
car hire and as well as a wide range of experiences in-resort from city tours
through to transfers. Customers can save time and money with when
booking ATOL protected holiday packages utilising flight+hotel or flight+car
(ATOL number is 5985). Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their
holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British
Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms
of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

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information please contact:

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