New generation aircraft such as the Airbus A340 and Boeing 747-400 operate from Mauritius on a daily basis. Air Mauritius, the national airline, has enjoyed a phenomenal growth and is one of the few airlines that have been consistently profitable over the last decade. The airline currently has around thirty weekly flights to Europe and has several flights to India, Far East and Southern African destinations. With its newly extended runway, passenger terminal expansion and management by the British Airports Authority, the airport is poised for further growth in this new millennium.
The Department of Civil Aviation
Mauritius has a comprehensive Civil Aviation Act derived from the UK Civil Aviation Act. The Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) is the Authority in charge of all the licensing and regulatory functions. The Mauritian DCA maintains excellent relations with major Airworthiness Authorities (UK CAA, FAA, French DGCA, etc.) and enjoys a reputation for maintaining consistently high standards.
The enactment of the MOBAA Act and its inherent benefits, the increasingly wide network of Double Taxation Agreements (DTA), and the flexibility of the local registry have created new business opportunities in the Civil Aviation sector.
The DCA, with the approval and strong support of the Government of Mauritius, accepts applications for registration (and issuance of Certificate of Airworthiness) of Civil Aircraft for cross border operations.