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PM announces the creation of an Air Corridor between Mauritius and Singapore

Date: October 21, 2015
Domain:International Relations; Tourism ; Foreign Affairs
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

GIS - 21 October, 2015: Mauritius and Singapore will undergo a historical development in the field of air access following the signature of an agreement on an Air Corridor between Air Mauritius and Singapore Changi Airport. This agreement will help Mauritius to  bridge Asia and Africa and vice versa.
The Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, made this announcement this morning at a press conference held at the Treasury Building in Port-Louis. He outlined that the agreement is in line with the economic vision of the government to transform Mauritius into one of the biggest Aviation hub of the region and to firmly establish the country as the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean.
According to Sir Anerood this agreement will allow Mauritius to tap into its full potential to bridge the two continents. On that score he called for the sense of patriotism of one and all to fulfil their roles with much responsibility in order to make of Mauritius a successful aviation hub.
The Prime Minister underlined that this agreement is game changing as Mauritius will be associated with the leaders of the aviation industry,  given that  Changi Airport is one of the biggest hubs in the region of Asia and worldwide as well. Some 110 companies operate on Singapore and its airport connects up to 317 international centres and cities.
He further pointed out that Changi Airport will offer an incentive package to Air Mauritius which would include a financial contribution of some 2 million Singaporean dollars and preferential rates on airport rates. It  will also help promote Mauritius and Air Mauritius through fairs, roadshows, and in various other forms.
The Prime Minister added that the Air Corridor will be more than just a gateway which will give access to destinations in Africa and Indian Ocean as more than 90 destinations in Asia will also benefit from this agreement through the subsidiaries of Singapore Airlines, namely Silk Air and Tiger Airways.
In the wake of this agreement, a committee will be set up to accelerate the processes of transforming Mauritius into a regional Aviation hub. Sir Anerood was upbeat that Air Mauritius will be once again be a reference in the aviation sector and  fulfill its role as the national carrier.
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org
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