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Air Austral About Air Austral

The French private airline Air Austral has its headquarters in Saint-Denis. Saint-Denis is the capital of the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The home airport is Réunion International Airport – Aéroport de La Réunion Roland Garros – which is also the airline’s hub. The airline Air Austral was founded in 1974 by Gérard Ethève under the name Réunion Air Service in Saint Denis. In August 1977, the company opened its first medium-haul line between Reunion Island and Mayotte. Renamed Air Réunion in 1986, the company finally took its final name in 1990, when it acquired a stake in Air France.

After acquiring several Boeing 737s, the company increased its medium-haul flights in the Indian Ocean and then ended up connecting Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in 2003. From 2005 to 2007, connections to France continued to operate expand, with flights to Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with two weekly flights. In 2008, Air Austral bought 49% of the shares in the company Catovair, later renamed Air Mascareignes. In 2009, the company opened the Paris / Sydney and Paris / Nouméa lines, via Réunion. In 2011, it served a direct flight to Bordeaux and Nantes and since 2015 a link between Reunion Island and Guangzhou as well as Saint-Pierre and Rodrigues. Finally, the Paris-Mayotte line opened in 2016.

With the frequent flyer program Capricorne, the airline offers its passengers a bonus program with numerous discounts. Since Air Austral’s top priority is safety for staff and passengers, all aircraft are serviced regularly.

Air Austral Hub Airports

Saint-Denis Roland Garros Airport (RUN / FMEE)

Air Austral Classes of Service

The airline has 3 reservation classes: Economy, Premium Economy and Business.


Air Austral flies to various domestic and international destinations from its hub, Réunion Airport. This includes destinations in France such as Bordeaux, Nantes, Marseille or Paris, but also vacation spots in Africa, Asia and Oceania such as Mauritius, Madagascar or the Seychelles. Sydney, Johannesburg and Bangkok are also on the flight schedule. There are also numerous low-cost flights from the French airline.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Madagascar Air India

Air Austral Check-in

Online Check-in

Air Austral offers its passengers the possibility of checking in online. This online check-in is available from 24 hours and up to 1 hour before flight departure. Go to the company’s website and enter your name and file number. You can then choose your seat yourself and print your boarding pass yourself. This saves you time at the airport.

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ONLINE CHECK-IN

Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Air Austral website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Air Austral Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Each traveler is allowed to bring one piece of hand luggage (the dimensions must not exceed 115 centimeters) and one personal item. The maximum weight of hand luggage is ten kilograms. Small children are also allowed to carry ten kilograms of hand luggage. The baggage should be labeled with the passenger’s name on the outside and inside.

Checked baggage

The checked baggage must not exceed 300 centimeters in size. On international flights (routes between Reunion and France / Perth / Thailand), 25 kilograms of luggage can be carried in the Loisirs class, 35 kilograms in the Comfort class and 40 kilograms as a member of the Austral Club. On regional flights, 25 kilograms are allowed in the Loisirs class, 30 kilograms in the Comfort class and 40 kilograms as a member of the Austral Club. One piece of luggage must never weigh more than 32 kg, from / to Thailand the limit is 30 kg.

Other luggage

Diving and golf equipment up to 20 kilograms can be transported free of charge at Air Austral. Equipment over 20 kg and all other items of luggage are charged per kilogram. For surfboards and bicycles, however, there is a flat rate, which is between 20 and 75 euros (depending on weight and flight).

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Air Austral Seat Selection

To make a comfortable trip with Air Austral, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.

Air Austral Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Capricorn Frequent Flyer Program

With the Capricorne loyalty program, frequent flyers receive numerous discounts. To participate in this program and to exchange the miles you have earned, all you have to do is fill out the relevant application form on the Air Austral website. The conditions for an upgrade depend on the reservation class of the respective flight ticket and the number of points accumulated. In this way, passengers can benefit from improved service and comfort.

The Capricorne program rewards members for their loyalty

Air Austral offers its frequent flyers interesting awards and upgrades. The Capricorne card enables passengers to collect points on the flights booked, which can then be exchanged for rewards. These are available as free flight tickets for you or fellow passengers, but excess baggage or upgrades are also possible. Air Austral passengers can take advantage of a number of benefits immediately after receiving their Capricorn Essentiel frequent flyer card. These include priority for waiting lists, 5 kg excess baggage and access to other Capricorne rewards. The elite memberships Premium and Exclusive and the chargeable subscription card allow additional services such as lounge access.

Air Austral Food & Beverage

Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.

Air Austral Inflight Entertainment

Air Austral has several classes. All travelers enjoy wi-fi, movies and video games, and magazines and newspapers. Comfort is also guaranteed thanks to the pillows, blankets and travel kits provided. In Leisure class, enjoy a full menu and 116 ° reclining seats. The Comfort class, for its part, offers 128 ° reclining seats, welcome champagne and a choice of 3 gourmet menus. Passengers in the Club Austral class have seats inclined at 180 °, benefit from noise-reducing headphones and have a prestigious wine cellar available.

Air Austral Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Air Austral.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Air Austral Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Air Austral lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Air Austral
IATA ICAO Callsign
UU REU REUNION

Founded:1974
Country:Reunion
Hubs:RUN
Owner: Sematra 37.72%, Air France 33.36%, French financial companies together 26.3%
Alliance:Vanilla Alliance
Frequent Flyer Program: Capricorn
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 8
Destinations:  14
Average Age of Aircraft: 7.2
Type of Aircraft: ATR, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: ATR 72, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8

Head Office: Zone Airportuaire Airport Roland Garros F-94138 Saint Marie, Reunion
Phone Number: +262 262 931 010, +810 338 250 130 12
Fax Number: +262 262 931 050
E-mail: info@air-austral.com

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