Airports Council International (ACI) recognized Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius with an Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award, naming the aviation facility the best airport in Africa serving more than two million passengers annually.
Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney, a Louis Berger company, provided technical advisory services for the construction of a new terminal at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, located 48 kilometers southeast of Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. The team’s duties ranged from reviewing designs to supervising construction.
The new 57,000-square-meter terminal, which opened in May 2013, features 56 check-in counters for departing passengers, state-of-the-art baggage-handling systems, retail shops, and VIP lounges. It also boasts a variety of energy-efficient components, including photovoltaic panels to collect solar energy, rainwater recovery systems and thermo-insulated facades to reduce heat gain. The facility is capable of handling up to 4 million travelers per year.
ACI’s ASQ awards are among the aviation industry’s most distinguished accolades. They are considered a benchmark of airport excellence. Winners are determined based on the results of ACI ASQ passenger satisfaction surveys. More than 300 airports across 80 countries participate in the survey program annually.