British Airways is raising capacity to Mauritius with additional departures from Gatwick.

The airline has scheduled two addition services a week for next winter to bring the total up to five.

Flights will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The extra flights have been confirmed for the winter season from October 29 until March 21. 2018.

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority director, Kevin Ramkaloan, said: “The addition of two direct flights from the UK to Mauritius is a testament to the destination’s incredible appeal to holidaymakers looking for beautiful beaches and luxury resorts but also its broader charm in terms of gastronomy, history and family fun and adventure.

“More and more we are seeing British travellers looking to combine the opportunity to unwind and enjoy the benefits of an all-inclusive package, with the chance to get under the skin of the culture and landscape of the destination that they are visiting.

“It’s great to see British Airways responding to this demand by offering additional flights to Mauritius – a destination that marries these experiences perfectly.”