Airport Terminal Operations Ltd (ATOL) is a private Mauritian company created in year 2008. Its shareholders are the State of Mauritius via Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd (90%) and Aéroports de Paris Management (ADPM), a subsidiary of PARIS AEROPORT (ADP) Group with a 10% stake in a Private/Public Partnership (PPP). The Company owns the new Passenger Terminal and Landside at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and is responsible for its operations and maintenance.
The Passenger Terminal at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport was inaugurated on 30 August 2013. This new facility, with a total area of 57,000 square metres can cater for up to 4 million passengers a year. It is expected to support the country in addressing issues related to the Airport complex, which is the main tourist gateway connecting Mauritius with the rest of the world.
Inspired by the Ravenala Madagascariensis, commonly known as the Traveller’s Palm, the Passenger Terminal was put in operation in September 2013 after 3 years of construction period with an investment around USD305 million by the Government of Mauritius with the support of the China Exim Bank. The financing, design, construction and operation of the Passenger Terminal have been made possible through the establishment of a Mauritian company namely Airport Terminal Operations Limited (ATOL), born from a partnership between the Government of Mauritius via Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd (AML) and Aéroports de Paris Management (ADPM), a subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris (ADP) Group.
The Passenger Terminal has 5 new Aircraft Parking Stands in addition to the 3 existing ones of the Old Passenger Terminal and 8 Passenger Boarding Bridges for simultaneous handling of 6 wide-bodied aircrafts and 3 Passenger Boarding Bridges for handling of the A380 aircraft. At peak time, the Passenger Terminal can handle up to 15 flights departures and arrivals.
The public car park area has room for a total of more than 1300 vehicles and the elevated roadway to the Passenger Terminal has two separate lanes to allow better fluidity in the dropping off of passengers.
The Passenger Terminal has a modern and bright atmosphere and is designed for the convenience of passengers in the Mauritian Spirit. This industrial facility distinguishes itself by both the quantity and quality of facilities available. The upgrading of the existing infrastructure includes passenger drop-off areas on the raised access road, the timeliness of services, baggage-handling as well as safety and security systems.
SSR International Airport has received the Best Airport in Africa Airport Service Quality award from ACI for the last three consecutive years.
Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd (AML), a public company incorporated in May 1998, started operations on the 01 April 1999, and is the owner and operator of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. The Government of Mauritius is the major shareholder of AML. AML is also the majority shareholder (80%) of the Mauritius Duty Free Paradise, which is the entity responsible for all duty-free retail operations at the airport.
Aéroports de Paris Management, for its part, founded in 1990, is a fully-owned subsidiary of PARIS AEROPORT Group. The company is engaged in the operation of airports around the world, has designed, built and improved more than 200 Airports around the world. Moreover, PARIS AIRPORT Group operates more or less 40 Airports worldwide, representing approximately 240M Pax per year. Mauritius Airport, as a part of this wide network, uses this high level of expertise and benchmark the Best International Practice applied to SSR International Airport.