Air Austral Moves Forward Boeing 787-8 Service Entry to early-June 2016

Air Austral has moved forward planned Boeing 787-8 debut, which will begin from 05JUN16 on regional routes, instead of 10JUN16. Latest update to planned 262-seater Air Austral Boeing 787-8 operation as follow.

From 05JUN16 to 09JUN16, Boeing 787-8 schedule as follow.

St. Denis de la Reunion – Antananarivo 07JUN16
St. Denis de la Reunion – Dzaoudzi UU274/275, except 07JUN16
St. Denis de la Reunion – Mauritius UU102/103, tentatively scheduled as inaugural 787 flight

Business Class is sold as Premium Economy (Classe Confort) on regional flights, except Mauritius (sold as all-Economy only).

From 10JUN16, 787-8 to operate following service, previously reported on Airline Route:
eff 10JUN16 Dzaoudzi – Paris CDG 2 weekly (service operates via Nairobi on outbound from 06SEP16)
eff 10JUN16 St. Denis de la Reunion – Dzaoudzi UU274/275, Day x36 (Operational day for Boeing 787-8 varies on certain weeks; daily 787 from 31OCT16)
eff 30OCT16 St. Denis de la Reunion – Mauritius UU108/109, Day 7 (Except 12DEC16 – 04FEB17, operating until 05MAR17)
eff 02NOV16 St. Denis de la Reunion – Bangkok 2 weekly nonstop, replacing 1-stop 737-800 via Chennai