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Mauritius Airport- Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the only international airport in Mauritius. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the first Prime Minister and leader of the independence movement on the island. The airport is located in Plaine Magnien, a beautiful and peaceful village of some ten thousand inhabitants, located in the district of Grand Port southeast of Mauritius. The SSR International Airport is easily accessible by road or public transport and offers a very secure parking and a well designated drop-off area for passengers accompanied by friends or family.
 
History
The airport was built before independence in 1942. While being a British colony, the airport was mainly used for the import and export of products from the United Kingdom and other British colonies. The Royal Air Force also used it as a military base during the Second World War. The airport was opened to civil aviation after the Second World War which resulted into an economic boost for this little paradise named Mauritius.
 
Facilities:
 
  • Duty-free shops at the airport offers a large range of luxury goods, including top brand perfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewelry, alcoholic drinks, chocolates, cigarettes and much more at unbelievable prices. The shop also sells a wide variety of locally made products such as local rum, clothes, local tea and souvenirs. The duty free shops are accessible to everyone arriving and departing the island.
  • ATOL lounge offers a very warm and relaxing atmosphere. Passengers can find newspapers, local and international magazines and enjoy television programs, while keeping an eye on their flight information. A dining room is also available, as well as wireless internet access, all of this in an ideal atmosphere for working or resting.
  • The Amédée Maingard lounge is reserved only for Air Mauritius passengers. It offers quality service and a relaxing atmosphere to its loyal customers and the most demanding passengers.
  • Internet access is free throughout the terminal. The airport has a high speed wireless Internet connectivity available all over the terminal.
  • Food and drinks before boarding, passengers have a choice of five food courts to enjoy a snack or dine in. Addressing a range of tastes, budgets and transit times, these dining options include breakfasts, ice cream, snacks and drinks from a variety of other items.
  • Money Exchange, the foreign money exchangers and banking services are readily available. All major currencies are accepted by exchange offices and banks. Cash machines are available throughout the airport.
  • Security , the airport meets international requirements in terms of safety. The airport operator, AML has invested heavily in security and uses the latest technology. Apart from AML, other security agencies are namely: the Department of Civil Aviation, specialized police units from Mauritius and the private security companies.

 

                             

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