Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
|Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport|
|IATA: RRG – ICAO: FIMR|
|Operator||Airport of Rodrigues Ltd - Licensed Aerodrome Operator|
|Location||Plaine Corail, Rodrigues, Mauritius|
|Elevation AMSL||29 m / 95 ft|
Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (IATA: RRG, ICAO: FIMR) is an airport located near Plaine Corail on Rodrigues, an island dependency of Mauritius. It is named after Sir Charles Gaëtan Duval (1930–1996), a former deputy Mauritian prime minister, who oversaw much of the development of Rodrigues. Prior to being renamed in 2007, it was known as Plaine Corail Airport. Airport of Rodrigues Ltd (ARL) was incorporated on 8 February 2000 as a public company.
In 2006, the airport handled 49,500 passengers. It has a small asphalt runway which measures 1,020 by 30 metres (3,346 ft × 98 ft). The runway has since been lengthened to 4222' (1287m). On top of Air Mauritius to Mauritius, Air Austral has started limited service to Reunion's Pierrefonds airport.
- Airport information for FIMR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for RRG at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "Rodrigues airport becomes Sir Gaetan Duval airport". Le Matinal. 2007.
- Leveque, Alain (2007-10-20). "Rodrigues: The Albatross has Landed". Mathaba.net.
- "Ouvertures de lignes : les annonces de la semaine!" (in French). Tour Hebdo. 22 May 2015.
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