By Andrew Gibson
The Mauritius timetable of British Airways has been changed to give holidaymakers from the UK more time there. The timetable has been changed so that the flights leave Mauritius twelve hours later and this means that passengers will have a lot longer before they have to board the plane. The time change means that rather than guests having to fly first thing in the morning, they now board in the evening and fly through the night which means that they get an extra day on holiday before they have to return home.
This timing of flights has come about because flights are now from Gatwick rather than Heathrow as part of the airport offering more leisure flights. British Airways has just extended a terminal at Gatwick and makes travelling more innovative. Passengers can do more for themselves at the new extended terminal meaning that they can choose seats, check in and print their own luggage labels, which speed things up and gives passengers an element of control.
Director of Gatwick, Silla Maizey, explained that they want Gatwick to be the place for high end destinations and so moving the Mauritius flights there meant that it could work alongside the Caribbean and Maldives ones that are already established there. He went on to explain that they have changed the timing of flights so they depart in the evening from Mauritius, giving passengers an extended holiday. British Airways offer hotels in Mauritius, many of which are all-inclusive and there are a range of three, four and five star ones to choose from. There is a choice of resorts and spa hotels, so something for everyone, even romantic getaways.