Air Mauritius permits business class passengers to carry 2 pieces of baggage per person, the maximum weight allowance is 7kg per bag with dimensions 35 x 55 x 25cm. Business class passengers on the other hand can carry 1 piece of baggage and the weight allowance is the same 7kg with dimensions 35 x 55 x 25cm. Passengers can also carry a personal item if they wish to. This item can be a handbag, laptop bag, camera, walking stick, umbrella, etc.
The airline permits economy class passengers a 5kg of additional baggage. The additional excess up to 10kg is permitted to business class passengers. However, per piece of baggage is limited to 7kg.
The checked baggage allowance that Air Mauritius permits passengers is a maximum 32kg weight per piece with maximum dimensions 158cm. Upon exceeding the dimension by 300cm a surcharge is applicable. Lastly, Air Mauritius permits infants one piece of 23kg baggage. However, this allowance is 5kg on the Mauritius-Rodrigues route.
The airline also provides extra baggage allowance for special categories. These are as follows:
- College students – additional piece of free luggage of 20kg weight
- Seamen – additional piece of free luggage of 20kg weight, provided that they are travelling on seamen’s fare
- KestrelFlyer Gold and Silver members – additional piece of free luggage of 20kg weight
Air Mauritius can accommodate extra baggage. However, if baggage is more than the dimensions 300cm then passengers need to arrange for cargo service. For a rate cart of excess baggage and oversized baggage, origin wise, please visit here.
Air Mauritius permits passengers to carry sports equipment as baggage. Surfing equipment, Kitesurf equipment, Bodysurf equipment, Windsurf equipment and more all included under sports equipment. No additional charge is applicable if the equipment stays within the normal baggage allowance. The weight allowance is 23kg for economy class and 32kg for Business class with dimensions 200cm. Moreover, golf equipment is allowed on board provided that the bag weighs maximum 20kg per person. Lastly, excess rates are applicable in case the allowance is exceeded.
Air Mauritius allows passengers to carry baggage that requires handling with extra care and caution. However, passengers must take into account the airline’s recommendations about the baggage. The following items fall under special baggage:
- Ship Model
- Fragile, Valuable and Perishable items
- Frozen food
- Animal origin
- Urns for transporting human ashes/remains
For details on each special item, please visit here.
Travelling with Pets
Air Mauritius does not allow pets in the cabin. However, pets can fly safely and comfortably on the same flight as the passenger. The carriage of pets as checked baggage also depends on the regulations of the destination intended to visit. It is important for passengers to have important permits before flying. In addition to this, the passenger must ensure that their pet is vaccinated, in good health. Pets can also travel as cargo. The total weight of the animal, contained, food, and water is charged at the applicable rate. In order to book this service, the customer is required to contact Air Mauritius Cargo office.