Air Mauritius Baggage and Carry-on

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 international routes, the Piece Policy applies to checked baggage while, on domestic 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

Free Baggage Allowance

On domestic routes between Mauritius and Rodrigues, the free baggage allowance is determined by the Weight Policy to 15 kg in Economy Class (Business Class not available).

On international routes, the free baggage allowance according to the Piece Policy is determined as follows:

OriginDestinationTravel Class
EconomyBusiness
Mauritius / RodriguesEurope via London / Asia / Oceania / Africa

2 pieces

up to

20 kg each

2 pieces

up to

32 kg each

MadagascarEurope via Paris / Asia / Oceania / Africa
AfricaEurope / Asia / Oceania / Africa / Indian Ocean Islands
Mauritius / Rodrigues /  Reunion / Asia / OceaniaEurope via Paris

1 piece

up to 23 kg

Europe via Paris / AmsterdamIndian Ocean Islands / Africa / Asia / Oceania
All other routes

1 piece

up to 30 kg

Indian Ocean Islands – Mauritius / Rodrigues /  Reunion / Madagascar.

The maximum size for each piece of the free baggage allowance is 158 cm (L+W+H).

Kestrelflyer Gold members benefit from an additional baggage allowance of 8 kg on flights between Mauritius and Rodrigues and 1 extra piece up to 20 kg on all other flights. Kestrelflyer Silver members benefit from an additional baggage allowance of 5 kg on flights between Mauritius and Rodrigues and 1 extra piece up to 20 kg on all other flights.

Excess Baggage Fees

The excess weight will be charged at the rate of MUR 125 per kg for point to point domestic travel between Mauritius and Rodrigues.

For any oversized piece of baggage (over 158 cm up to a maximum of 300 cm), a surcharge of EUR 325 will apply on all international routes.

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

OriginDestinationExtra Piece*Overweight
piece***
2nd piece**3rd+ piece
Mauritius / RodriguesReunionMUR 1600MUR 1600MUR 1600
MadagascarMUR 2000MUR 2000MUR 2000
Asia / OceaniaUSD 125USD 225USD 125
EuropeUSD 100USD 200USD 100
AfricaUSD 60USD 60USD 60
ReunionMauritius / RodriguesUSD 45USD 45USD 45
Madagascar / AfricaUSD 60USD 60USD 60
Europe / Asia / OceaniaUSD 125USD 225USD 125
MadagascarMauritius / Rodrigues / ReunionUSD 60USD 60USD 60
Asia / OceaniaUSD 125USD 225****USD 125
EuropeUSD 100USD 200USD 100
AfricaUSD 45USD 45USD 60
AfricaIndian Ocean IslandsUSD 60USD 60USD 60
Europe / Asia / OceaniaUSD 225USD 225USD 225
UKIndian Ocean Islands / Africa / Asia / OceaniaGBP 110GBP 200GBP 110
Europe, except UKIndian Ocean Islands / Africa / Asia / OceaniaUSD 100USD 200USD 100
AsiaIndian Ocean Islands / Africa / Europe / OceaniaUSD 125USD 225USD 125
OceaniaIndian Ocean Islands / Africa / AsiaAUD 160AUD 285AUD 160
EuropeAUD 230AUD 330AUD 185
*Up to 20 kg for Economy Class and up to 32 kg for Business Class.
**If the free baggage allowance is 1 piece.
***Economy Class only, per piece weighing more than 20/23 kg (as per allowance) up to 32 kg. Exception: on Rodrigues route, per piece weighing more than 15 kg.
****Madagascar – Bombay – USD 125.

Multiple excess charges apply for baggage that exceeds more than one of the restriction (number, weight, size).

Sports Equipment

Passengers may carry one golf bag with a maximum weight of 20 kg free of charge. Each additional golf bag is charged at the rate of USD/EUR 125 / AUD 160 (one-way) for travel in all classes.

Surf equipment (surf, kitesurf, bodysurf, windsurf boards, longboards) measuring less than 200 cm and weighing within the weight restriction for the travel class is considered as part of the passenger’s baggage allowance, and no charge applies. If the baggage allowance is exceeded or dimensions exceed 200 cm up to 300 cm, charges for excess weight and extra piece do not cumulate, and the following charge applies for travel in all classes:

  • Between Mauritius / Rodrigues and Reunion – MUR 1600 / USD 45.
  • Between Mauritius / Rodrigues and Madagascar – MUR 2000 / USD 60.
  • Between Mauritius / Rodrigues and Africa – USD 60.
  • Between Reunion / Madagascar / Africa – USD 60.
  • From Africa to Europe / Asia / Oceania – USD 225.
  • From Oceania to Indian Ocean Islands / Africa / Asia – AUD 160.
  • From Oceania to Europe – AUD 235.
  • All other routes – USD 125.

For carriage of diving bottles, hunting trophies and sports equipment over 200 cm, Air Mauritius will charge USD 70 for travel between Mauritius / Rodrigues and Reunion, and USD/EUR 225 / AUD 275 for travel on all other flights.

Sports equipment other than mentioned above is considered as part of the passenger’s baggage allowance provided it does not exceed 200 cm (length + width + height) and the weight restriction for the travel class. If the total number of pieces, including the sports equipment, exceeds the free baggage allowance, fees apply as follows:

  • Between Mauritius / Rodrigues and Reunion – MUR 1600 / USD 45.
  • Between Mauritius / Rodrigues and Madagascar – MUR 2000 / USD 60.
  • From Madagascar to Reunion – USD 60.
  • From Oceania to Indian Ocean Islands / Africa / Asia / Europe – AUD 160.
  • All other routes – USD 125.

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