This aircraft was the first Air Mauritius owned. Prior to that, it operated merely as a ground-handling agent for other airlines flying to Mauritius. Today, Air Mauritius operates daily flights to an from Rodrigues using its ATR 72-500s.
|First Flight Cover handstamped upon arrival in Rodrigues on 13 September 1972 itself.|
Source: Aviation History in Mauritius, 2014. http://pages.intnet.mu/fullspot/Aviation.htm
Release date: 13 September 1972
Stamps: 10c – Theatre façade (from the 150th Anniversary of the Port Louis Theatre Issue of 26 June 1972)
15c – Sea urchin, oursin (from the Marine Life Definitive Issue of 12 March 1969)