Air Austral: Best Airline Strategic Partnership Africa & the Indian Ocean 2022

Air Austral

Optimism is brewing across the pandemic-stricken tourism industry, as the travellers take to the skies again. Air Austral and its partners are happy to see passengers taking advantage of relaxed travel restrictions after what the UN World Tourism Organisation has deemed “the worst year in tourism history”. Air Austral is an airline headquartered in the French overseas department and region of Reunion Island. It offers direct flights to mainland France with connections in Europe via a code share agreement with Air France. Codeshare partnerships and aviation alliances open additional destinations across Asia, Africa and the Indian Ocean. Travellers can fly to Tanzania through the group’s subsidiary network in Mayotte. Air Austral operates direct flights to Johannesburg from Reunion. Through a partnership, the passengers can also to explore other South African destinations on a single ticket. As a partner of the Les Iles Vanille association, Air Austral promotes the development of tourism in the Indian Ocean with special offers encouraging ticketholders from Paris to organise combined visits across a wide choice of destinations. Air Austral benefits from a dedicated workforce of 800 employees, all working to strengthen the group’s competitiveness, resiliency and sustainable growth. All signs point towards positive progress in the company’s Covid recovery plan. Air Austral has resumed 95 percent of its pre-pandemic activity and anticipates a full schedule for the summer. The judging panel presents repeat programme winner Air Austral with the 2022 award for Best Airline Strategic Partnership (Africa and the Indian Ocean).

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