Air Mauritius and Emirates will launch frequent flier partnership effective May 11, 2016.
Air Mauritius frequent flier program members will earn and be able to redeem miles on Emirates operated flights and vice versa.
You can access Air Mauritius web page for this partnership here (no info yet on Emirates’ website).
Air Mauritius kestrelflyer Gold members will also receive status related benefits such as access to Emirates Business Class lounges.
Here’s the info from Air Mauritius:
Etihad has equity stake on Air Seychelles and SriLankan used to be partner (and run by) Emirates. Seems that Emirates is so dominant in/out from Mauritius that Air Mauritius didn’t have other choice than to team up with them.
We should learn in the next day or two what benefits Emirates Skywards elite members get on fights operated by Air Mauritius.