Air Mauritius : Save our National Pride / Build Resilience : SAATM - the Africa We Want !
COVID19 collateral damages continue ! Mauritius remains extremely vulnerable.
MK focused for year on European markets and recently diversified a little bit it activities by opening its air routes for Asian markets.
Mauritius has for too long ignored the potential of the African market, in particularly regarding the "Single African Air Transport Market" (https://au.int/en/saatm).
This call is launched to all those who believe that there is a need to set a Joint Public, Private and CSOs platform to reflect together on the how to limit the financial damages and also define a strategic plan oriented towards opening air routes to Africa in line with the SAATM.
The current crisis in the aviation industry seems to have suddenly caught up with several airlines. As of today, Mauritian airline Air Mauritius has been placed into administration. The airline’s board came to a decision following “a complete erosion of the company’s revenue base.”
Air Mauritius has become the second airline to enter administration proceedings in as many days voluntarily. Yesterday Australian carrier Virgin Australia also entered voluntary administration caused by the current crisis. It looks as though other airlines could also suffer similar fates before the crisis is over.
Entering voluntary administration
According to the letter issued by the Air Mauritius board of directors, the African airline has been placed into voluntary administration. This action has been taken to safeguard the airline, given the current situation. According to the letter, Mr. A. Sattar Hajee Abdoula, FCA, and Mr. Arvindsingh K. Gokhool, FCCA of Grant Thornton have been appointed as the airline’s administrators.