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AIRBUS A330-200

The Airbus A330 is a medium to long-range wide-body twin-engine aircraft. The A330 was developed in parallel with the four-engine A340, which shared many common airframe components but differed in number of engines.

Air Mauritius currently has two Airbus A330-200 in its fleet - the Trochetia which was acquired in December 2007, and the Nénuphar which was bought in October 2009. These twin-engine aircraft enabled cost-efficient operation on medium haul flights.

 

A330In 2017, Air Mauritius embarked on an important investment programme leading to the modernisation of its fleet. The delivery of its two new generation Airbus A350-900 aircraft in 2017 and two Airbus A330neo aircraft in 2019 marked the start of this programme.

In order to offer a similar product with the same level of comfort, the two existing Airbus A330-200 aircraft have been retrofitted. Passengers now enjoy full-flat business class seats in a new configuration. Economy class cabin has been revamped to offer more comfortable seats. The aircraft also offers a state-of-the-art entertainment system and WIFI connectivity onboard.

 

Learn more about the names of our A330-200 aircraft – the Trochetia and the Nénuphar.

Trochetia

Trochetia is a genus of flowering plants which are endemic to the Mascarene Islands. Six species belong to that genus: Trochetia parviflora, Trochetia uniflora, Trochetia triflora, Trochetia blackburniana, Trochetia granulata and the Trochetia boutoniana (native name: Boucle d'Oreille (in English: Earring tree) because of its bell-shaped look. It is the national flower of Mauritius since 1992. It was named after French botanist Louis Bouton. The only occurrence is on the slopes of Le Morne Brabant, Mauritius. The flowering time is from June to October. Plants from the genus Trochetia belong to the few plants worldwide that can produce coloured nectar.

Nénuphar

Nymphaea alba, also known as the Nenuphar, is an aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceaethe which can be found at the Sri Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses, the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. These giant water lilies are spectacular. They grow in water from 30-150 centimeters deep in large ponds. The leaves can be up to thirty centimeters in diameter and they take up a spread of 150 centimeters per plant. The flowers are white and they have many small stamens inside.

 

Aircraft Seating Plan

Business Class

18 seats in a 1-2-1configuration, Solstys Standard seats of 20.7’’ width and 45” pitch featuring fully horizontal lie-flat bed, full HD 15.6”  inflight entertainment screen, and WIFI connectivity.

Economy Class

255 seats in a 2-4-2 configuration, Zodiac Z308 series seats of 17.2’’ width with a comfortable 31” pitch, and 6’’ recline, full HD entertainment screen of 11.6” and WIFI connectivity.

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