Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport

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Plaine Corail Airport
Aéroport de Plaine Corail.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirport of Rodrigues Ltd - Licensed Aerodrome Operator
ServesPort Mathurin
LocationPlaine Corail, Rodrigues, Mauritius
Elevation AMSL29 m / 95 ft
Coordinates19°45′27″S 063°21′39″E / 19.75750°S 63.36083°E / -19.75750; 63.36083
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,287 4,223 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Plaine Corail 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.[3] Prior to being renamed in 2007, it was known as Plaine Corail Airport.[4] 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 an asphalt runway which measures 1,287 by 30 metres (4,222 ft × 98 ft). In addition to Air Mauritius service to Mauritius, Air Austral has started seasonal service to Reunion's Pierrefonds airport.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Austral Seasonal: Saint-Pierre de la Réunion
Air Mauritius Mauritius

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for FIMR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for RRG at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Rodrigues airport becomes Plaine Corail airport". Le Matinal. 2007.
  4. ^ Leveque, Alain (2007-10-20). "Rodrigues: The Albatross has Landed". Mathaba.net.
  5. ^ "Ouvertures de lignes : les annonces de la semaine!" (in French). Tour Hebdo. 22 May 2015.

External links[edit]

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