Flying from and to Mauritius you have a number of airlines from which you can chose from. For most travellers the flight to Mauritius is long (Europe, Asia) or very long (Oceania and Americas). Thus it is certainly worth to make a good choice.
Many people still use the (direct) flights from their national carrier without searching for alternatives. But this is often not at all the best choice. We list here the best rated airlines currently flying from and to Mauritius (excluding charter). Doing so we evaluated the data from Trip Advisor and Skytrax (customer ratings) and analysed some criteria ourselves.
Currently there is only one top-rated airline flying to Mauritius: Emirates. Furthermore Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines achieve very good results. Air France and British Airways achieve good to very good customer ratings.
With South African Airways and Air Mauritius we have reached the end of this list. Compared to many African peers they are certainly providing a solid service, but they can't keep-up with its top peers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The travel with the 5-star airline Emirates has some more advantages. If you belong to the majority of people, who don't feel well to sit more than 8 hours, the stop in Dubai is maybe not a burden, but a true blessing. Being able to interrupt the itinerary, to walk around, to drink a coffee and to relax is exactly what many people need on a long journey. Especially if you belong to the majority of people travelling Economy, you will definitively arrive more relaxed. Travelling long distances with small children is an extra challenge. Book an overnight stay right at the airport in Dubai and arrive with a happy and relaxed family.
Emirates is the upstart from the Arab world, which has established itself with quantity and quality. Today Emirates flies to more than 150 destinations across six continents. Daily flights connect Mauritius to the Emirates hub in Dubai from where one can reach all available destinations and vice versa. Especially for flights from Europe and Asia, Emirates is a very convenient and fast alternative to direct flights.
The largest and most important German airline, which belongs to the category of quality carriers. Lufthansa flies 3 times weekly from Frankfurt to Mauritius. As such they connect all major German cities with a change at their hub. From Mauritius you can travel conveniently to all major destinations in Europe.
Turkish Airlines has already received numerous prizes for service and comfort. Turkish Airlines flies 5 times weekly from Mauritius to Istanbul and vice versa. From there almost all the served destinations can be reached. As such it offers good connections to many African destinations but is also a valuable alternative for flights to and from Europe.
Austrian Airlines has become the market leader for flights to and from Central and Eastern Europe. Austrian currently flies 4 times per week from Vienna to Mauritius and vice versa. Considering their network, Austrian provides excellent connections from Central and Eastern Europe to Mauritius.
Air France flies to around 35 destinations within France and around 170 destinations in 93 other countries. From Mauritius, there are many flights to Paris listed as Air France flights, but most of them are code sharing flights operated by Air Mauritius. For good reasons you might want the original, so you have to choose between two weekly Air France operated flights flights to Paris CDG (Charles De Gaulle Airport).
British Airways flies to more than 180 destinations, including airports across Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America and Oceania. Currently British Airways offers 5 weekly flights from London to Mauritius and from Mauritius to London.
A total of 34 destinations are served in 26 different countries. From Mauritius, South African Airways offers a number of daily flights to Johannesburg. All of them are code sharing flights, many of them operated by Air Mauritius.
Air Mauritius mainly serves as a feeder for guests (business and holidaymakers) from Europe. The airline offers nonstop flights to Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Reunion, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. A total of 26 destinations are served on 4 continents.