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Airports in Mauritius

There are a total of 5 airports in Mauritius. 2 of the airports in Mauritius are paved while the remaining 3 are unpaved. Care is taken to ensure that the airports in Mauritius meet the international standards. The flights from the airport in Mauritius play a very important role in connecting Mauritius with most of the important cities of the world. Although there are various means by which you can travel to Mauritius, flying to Mauritius is the cheapest and the fastest mode of transportation.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, located in Plaine Magnien, is one of the most important airports in Mauritius. In fact it is Mauritius's only international airport. The popular airlines operating from the airport are British Airways, Air Mauritius, Air France, Emirates, Eurofly, Air Zimbabwe, Corsairfly and LTU International. The airport phone number is 230-603-2000. Some of the facilities offered by the airport authorities at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport are as follows:
  • State Bank
  • 2 Duty free shop named Made in Mauritius and Mauritius Duty Free Paradise
  • Air Mauritius Lounge
  • 5 restaurants (Le Village, Embalaba, Voyage a la Carte, Embalao, Le Bar du Voyageur)
  • Flower boutique
  • Handicraft store
  • Book shop
  • The Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • AML Lounge
  • HSBC banking facility

Found in the year 1972, Plain Coral Airport is another important paved airport in Mauritius. It is situated in south-eastern Rodrigues Island. It was originally founded as the national base of Air Mauritius flights. However expansion of tourism in Mauritius led the a larger influx of tourists to Mauritius. As a result the Plain Coral Airport was also expanded so that it can serve larger number of people.

The unpaved airports in Mauritius are seasonal and operate during the spring and summer seasons. Most domestic flight operate from the unpaved airports in Mauritius. The paved and the unpaved airports in Mauritius play an important role in the country's transportation system.
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