Small airlines based in the Indian and Pacific Ocean area
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Air Austral is the airline of the Réunion Islands. It is an airline based at the Roland Garros Airport in the
French overseas department of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. It operates scheduled services from Réunion to
metropolitan France, South Africa, Thailand, India and a number of destinations in the Indian Ocean. Their
fleet size is 8 planes.
F-OLRD is a Boeing B777-300 extended range machine which was delivered to Air Austral as a new plane in October 2016.
Picture from Paris Charles de Gaulle international airport 11.11.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.
Mauritius is a tiny island nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean well east from Madagaskar. Air Mauritius,
the national carrier, is a small airline which in 2019 had ten airplanes, all of them Airbus models. 6 planes were of the type Airbus A340, two
A330s and two A319s. On top of that Air Mauritius has ordered new A350 XWB planes which are planned to be the successors of the long-haul A340
machines. This one is still one of the Airbus A340 machines.
Picture from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in France 21.10.2017 by Ilkka Siissalo.
Air Tahiti Nui
This Airbus A340 of Air Tahiti Nui is seen here halfway through the extremely long route Tahiti - Los Angeles - Paris.
Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline with its head office in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France. It operates long-haul flights from its home
base at Faa'a International Airport. They have four planes and they fly to five destinations.
Picture from Los Angeles LAX airport 29.10.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.