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Technical Problems With Wet-Leased Aircraft Forced Air Mauritius To Cancel Mauritius-London Flight

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The flight to London that airline company Hi Fly was due to operate for Air Mauritius on Sunday had to be cancelled. Some passengers expressed their fury. The reason is that a wet-leased aircraft experienced technical problems. Passengers had thus to be transferred to other flights.

Wet-lease is the practice of renting an aircraft and crew for a predetermined amount of time from another carrier. To meet timely operational needs, the aviation industry commonly employs this strategy. Mk notes that crew members from Air Mauritius will be present on all Hi-Fly flights in order to preserve the Mauritian touch.

In a press release, Air Mauritius states that Hi Fly MK042, which was due to leave Plaisance yesterday Sunday for London (Gatwick) and flight MK053 from London (Gatwick) to Mauritius, scheduled for Monday 25 March, have been cancelled due to technical problems. The document added that passengers concerned have been transferred to two other flights scheduled for Monday 25 March and tomorrow Tuesday 26 March respectively. Many passengers vented their frustrations on social networks.

Air Mauritius has contacted travellers heading to the British capital during the interruption period and presented them with a few options. They can decide to fly with partner airlines like Air France or Emirates, or they can reschedule their departures.

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