London flights to Mauritius are being amended by British Airways in an effort to improve the holiday experience for travellers.
In a bid to offer holidaymakers an extra day in the sun, the airline will change the timetable for its return Mauritius flights on November 1. When on holiday in Mauritius, travellers will fly back from the Indian Ocean isles 12 hours later than at present to allow travellers to maximise their time in the popular destination.
The timetable change will coincide with the flight route switching from Heathrow to Gatwick, as part of the airport’s efforts to boost its premium leisure programme. The London to Mauritius route will be served with a Boeing 777 aircraft.
Further programme changes to Gatwick from October 30 will include an additional weekly flight to Cancun, from two to three flights per week, and an increase from five to six flights to Tampa per week.
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.”