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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is your gateway into the tropical heart of Mauritius. It is the only international airport in Mauritius and home to the country’s national airline, Air Mauritius. Currently, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport offers direct flights to a number of destinations in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (IATA code: MRU) is a major airport for international arrivals and the hub airport for Air Mauritius. Flights to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport are provided by international airlines such as South African Airways, British Airways, and Air France. MRU is a 50-minute drive from the centre of Port Louis.
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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is a modern airport that acts as the doorway to one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world.
The airport made its debut in 1942 as a base for importing and exporting before serving as a military base during World War II. Commercial operations began in the years following the war, which gave a boost to the Mauritian economy.
As passenger numbers grew so did the airport. A new passenger terminal designed after the “traveller’s palm”, a tropical plant that grows on the island, was inaugurated on 30 August 2013.
Currently, the airport offers domestic departures to the surrounding Mascarene Islands and international departures to a number of destinations around the world.
There are several places to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst in the arrivals and departures area at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.
Shops at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport range from fashion, accessories, and cosmetics, to books, flowers, and Mauritian rum in glass Dodo bottles.
Services at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport include: banking and currency exchange, post office, baggage service counter, baggage wrapping, car hire, special assistance, luggage storage, porters, and tour operators.
Duty-free shopping is available in the international departures area on level 1 and in the baggage claim hall on the ground floor. Please be aware of baggage restrictions and allowances at your destination.
ATOL Lounge is situated near gate 19 in the international departures area on level 1. It is available to all passengers and offers amenities such as a snack buffet, open bar, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, showers, reclining chairs, and televisions.
Amedee Maingard Lounge is situated opposite gate 28 in the international departures area on level 1. It is available to passengers of Air Mauritius and its codeshare partners. Amenities include a business centre, Wi-Fi, kid’s play area, bar and buffet, and televisions.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport offers a number of facilities, including: Wi-Fi, ATMs, piano, baby changing rooms, smoking zones, police post, pharmacy, pay phones, medical office, kid’s corner, charging stations, prayer room, and self-check-in kiosks.
The Mauritius Airport app offers flight schedules and airport information at your fingertips.
Accommodation near Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport includes:
Titli Guest House
This charming mountain guest house offers traditional island accommodation just 11 minutes from the airport. Some of the amenities include a restaurant and bar, spa services, airport shuttle bus, laundry service, terrace overlooking a garden, breakfast, and a library. Free Wi-Fi and parking is available.
Preskil Beach Resort
This 4-star beachfront hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Its amenities include a private beach, restaurants, full-service spa, swimming pools, kid’s activities, tennis courts, business centre, garden, and daily housekeeping. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking are available.
Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa
This 5-star beachfront resort offers luxurious accommodation just 10 minutes from the airport. Some of the hotel amenities include a private beach, golf course, restaurants, poolside bars, a full-service spa, swimming pools, children’s club, tennis courts, and a shuttle bus. Free Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast, and parking are available.
Foreign exchange can be purchased upon arrival at the airport or purchased at an exchange bureau up to 60 days before departure from South Africa.
Currency exchange services are available in check-in hall A and B of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport departures area.
You will need the following documents to purchase or exchange currency:
· A valid passport
· Proof of travel arrangements (i.e. flight tickets)
· An original identity document (ID)
· Proof of residential address (i.e. a bank statement that is less than 3 months old)
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport offers parking for drop-offs, short-term stays, long-term stays, and passengers with disabilities.
Cash and credit card payments are accepted.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport physical address: A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien, Mauritius
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located approximately 48 km from the capital city, Port Louis. Several transport options are available to get you from the airport to your destination, including car hire, metered taxis, and public bus.
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