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What is Air Mauritius policy with regard to hand baggage?

Each passenger traveling on Air Mauritius flights has a hand baggage allowance. This allowance depends on the class of travel. However, some airports have more restrictive conditions than Air Mauritius policy regarding the number and weight of hand baggage and may require that hand baggage be tagged at check-in.

What is Air Mauritius policy with regard to checked baggage?

Air Mauritius policy with regard to checked baggage is determined by the route. On European routes, the Piece Policy applies to checked baggage while, on non-European routes, the free baggage allowance and excess baggage fees are determined by the Weight Policy.

For safety reasons, most airports, including the airport of Mauritius, limit the weight of each bag to 32 kg. Also, if the total dimension of one piece exceeds 300 cm, such oversized baggage will not be allowed as checked baggage at check-in.

What baggage policy applies on itineraries involving Air Mauritius and other airlines?

On multi-sectors routes on Air Mauritius and other airlines (other than Air France), the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) will be automatically determined in the computer reservation and ticketing systems as per IATA baggage rules. In the event that a passenger has excess baggage over and above the baggage allowance indicated on the ticket, the excess baggage fees as per the baggage policy of the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) will apply.

Hand Baggage

With Air Mauritius, passengers are entitled to a free hand baggage allowance, restricted as follows:

  • One piece of hand baggage in Economy Class.
  • Two pieces of hand baggage in Business Class.
  • Each piece of hand baggage not exceeding 7 kg and 115 cm (L + W + H).

For their comfort, passengers may also bring on board personal items such as a handbag, overcoat, blanket, wrap, laptop, camera, binoculars, infant carrying basket, baby food to be consumed in-flight, umbrella, walking stick, as well as a reasonable quantity of duty-free purchases.

On codeshare flights, the operating airline’s rules may apply. For example, on Mauritius-Europe flights operated by Air France, passengers traveling in Economy Class have a hand baggage allowance of one piece with dimensions of 35 x 55 x 25 cm plus one accessory, with a total weight of maximum 12 kg.

Equipment required by persons with disabilities (e.g. collapsible wheelchairs, folding wheelchairs, a pair of crutches and/or braces) are allowed on board free of charge, either in the cabin, if space permits, or in the hold.

Checked Baggage

On European routes, the free baggage allowance is determined by the Piece Policy as follows:

  • Economy Class – 1 piece up to 23 kg.
  • Premium Economy Class – 2 pieces up to 23 kg each.
  • Business Class – 2 pieces up to 32 kg each.
  • Maximum dimensions (L + W + H) – 158 cm per piece.
  • Kestrelflyer Gold & Silver – 1 free additional piece up to 23 kg, irrespective of class of travel.

On non-European routes, the free baggage allowance according to the Weight Policy is determined as follows (with the exceptions below):

  • Economy Class – 23 kg.
  • Business Class – 30 kg for Business Class.
  • Maximum dimensions (L + W + H) – 158 cm per piece.
  • Maximum weight – 32 kg per piece.

Exceptions to the general free baggage allowance on non-European routes apply in the following situations:

  • Travel between Mauritius and Rodrigues (except to/from Australia):
    • Economy Class – 15 kg.
    • For through checked baggage from Europe to Rodrigues, passengers must pay the applicable fees for exceeding 15 kg on the Mauritius-Rodrigues route at the boarding point in Europe.
  • Travel between Mauritius and Australia – only Air Mauritius – Virgin Australia joint fares:
    • Economy Class – 30 kg.
    • Business Class – 40 kg.
  • Travel between Australia and Rodrigues:
    • Economy Class – 30 kg.
    • Passengers must be traveling on a single through ticket without stopover at any point in Australia nor in Mauritius, and baggage must be through checked from originating port in Australia or Rodrigues.

On non-European routes, Kestrelflyer Gold members benefit from an additional baggage allowance of 8 kg on flights between Mauritius and Rodrigues and 12 kg on all other flights. Kestrelflyer Silver members benefit from an additional baggage allowance of 5 kg on flights between Mauritius and Rodrigues and 8 kg on all other flights.

Excess Baggage Fees

Passengers can buy excess baggage up to 48 hours before departure from Air Mauritius ticket offices and Call Centre, or a travel agent and get a discount of up to 20% off the airport rates. On European routes, passengers can also benefit from this discount online, at the time of purchasing the flight ticket.

For any oversized piece of baggage (over 158 cm up to a maximum of 300 cm), a surcharge of EUR 300 will apply.

On European routes, the following excess baggage fees apply for extra and/or overweight pieces:

Travel Class Baggage From To Fee per Piece
Economy 2nd piece
(up to 23 kg)
Europe
(except London)
Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar,
Kenya, South Africa
EUR 100
London Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar,
Kenya, South Africa
GBP 75
Mauritius Europe USD 100
Europe Australia EUR 200
Antananarivo, South Africa Europe USD 110
St. Denis, Pierrefonds Paris – Charles De Gaulle EUR 80
St. Denis, Pierrefonds London EUR 100
Overweight
piece
(up to 32 kg)
Europe Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar,
Kenya, South Africa
EUR 100
Mauritius, Antananarivo,
South Africa
Europe USD 100
Europe Australia EUR 100
St. Denis, Pierrefonds Paris – Charles De Gaulle EUR 100
Economy
&
Business
3rd &
subsequent
pieces
(up to 23 kg)
Europe
(except London)
Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar,
Kenya, South Africa
EUR 200
London Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar,
Kenya, South Africa
GBP 150
Mauritius, Antananarivo,
South Africa
Europe USD 200
Europe Australia EUR 300
St. Denis, Pierrefonds Paris – Charles De Gaulle, London EUR 200
Premium
Economy
3rd piece
(up to 23 kg)
EUR 200

On non-European routes, the excess baggage fees per kg are charged as follows:

From/To To
Mauritius
From
Mauritius
From/To To
Mauritius
From
Mauritius
Perth AUD 25 MUR 700 Delhi INR 1500 MUR 700
Australia, via Perth* AUD 28 MUR 800 Johannesburg, Durban ZAR 80 MUR 250
Kuala Lumpur MYR 75 MUR 700 Cape Town ZAR 100 MUR 300
Singapore SGD 30 MUR 700 Nairobi USD 15 MUR 400
Hong Kong HKD 220 MUR 800 Rodrigues MUR 100 MUR 100
Shanghai, Beijing CNY 200 MUR 800 Antananarivo USD 9 MUR 250
Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru INR 1200 MUR 600 St. Denis, Pierrefonds EUR 4 MUR 125
*On Air Mauritius – Virgin Australia routings. From To Europe
Australia AUD 35

Sports Equipment

Passengers may carry one golf bag with a maximum weight of 20 kg free of charge for travel on a point to point basis from/to all Air Mauritius online destinations and to beyond points via Paris – Charles de Gaulle on Air Mauritius – Air France flights. Each additional golf bag is charged at the rate of USD/EUR 100 (one-way) for travel in all classes.

Surf equipment measuring less than 200 cm and weighing up to 23 kg is considered as part of the passenger’s baggage allowance, and no charge applies. If the weight exceeds 23 kg, the normal baggage fee applies. For carriage of diving bottles, hunting trophies and sports equipment over 200 cm, Air Mauritius will charge USD/EUR 55 for travel between Mauritius and Rodrigues and from Reunion to Mauritius, and USD/EUR 200 for travel on all other flights.

If the total number of pieces or weight, including the sports equipment, exceeds the free baggage allowance, fees apply as follows:

  • European routes – fee per piece:
    • EUR 80 – from St. Denis, Pierrefonds to Paris – Charles De Gaulle.
    • EUR 100 – from Europe to Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Kenya, South Africa.
    • USD 100 – from Mauritius to Europe.
    • EUR 200 – from Europe to Australia.
    • USD 110 – from Antananarivo, South Africa to Europe.
  • Non-European routes – rate per kg:
    • EUR 20 – between Mauritius and Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Antananarivo, Reunion.
    • EUR 40 – between Mauritius Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Nairobi.
    • EUR 40 – from Australia to Europe.

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