Someone has pointed me in the direction of a blog from which I copy some information regarding changes to some Air Mauritius flights as follows:
Air Mauritius and Emirates have tied up a ten year Commercial Cooperation Agreement.
The deal works like this:
For ten years, Emirates will fly on behalf of Air Mauritius to Dubai. The service will start with two flights a day.
What this means is that virtually anyone anywhere can get to Mauritius via Dubai, and vice versa. We will be able to fly to New York with one check in, and in less time. This is brilliant news for many future tourists. Getting to Mauritius is now as easy as getting to Dubai. This is a very big thing and could help rescue our tourist industry.
It's not all good news, however. The direct Air Mauritius flight between Heathrow and Mauritius is dead. Air Mauritius has traded these slots with Emirates as part of the deal, I hear.
I do not know how true it is that direct flights from Heathrow to Mauritius will no longer apply but worth watching to see what transpires