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Air Austral


830 reviews
Headquarters: Roland Garros Airport, Sainte Marie 97438 Reunion Island 011 33 825 01 30 12 Website
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Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
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It was a very long flight. Spent forever in the air and sleeping is always so uncomfortable in economy class but hey, money talks. But the flight attendants were very friendly, there was a nice selection of options on the inflight entertainment and we left and arrived in one piece for me who always gets jitters from flying. The passengers...

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International Economy Paris - Nosy Be

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Wien
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142 reviews
61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We flew Air Austral by Ewa Air which one of the few reliable options in the region with a correct on time service between Local islands.

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eMalahleni, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We travelled from SA to Mauritius. The ticket price was very affordable as we booked well in advance. The service was excellent with plenty food and drinks and pleasant hosts. The seats are quite tight together but thank goodness that the flight was a mere 3.5hrs to Réunion, then a short flip to Mauritius. I would not hesitate to use...

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Northern Norway, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

For a trip that lasts 11 to 13 hours, the seats were really uncomfortable. We expected to have a better service. Couldn't sleep at all when given a small blanket. We could barely eat the food. However, the positive thing was probably the service from the stewards, attentive but not reactive enough. Maybe because he was young and didn't have...

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International Economy Saint-Denis - Paris

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
362 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

BKK-RUN Airbus A330-200 July 2018 * In-flight entertainment systems broken for entire 8 hour flight. All screens just stuck on black "loading" screen. No one had any movies for the entire flight. Lots of restless people.  * One bathroom totally out of service and door barred. No additional bathrooms in rear. Caused big queue at toilets for whole flight.  *...

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International Economy Bangkok - Saint-Denis

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Air Austral is not very well known airline in South Africa, as a matter of fact we've never heard of them until the day we flew to Reunion island . We were so pleasantly surprised with the service, the quality and the quantity of food served on the plane . On our way back we were upgraded to businesses class...

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Bucharest, Romania
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
73 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2018

It was a short flight of an hour and half. I had an easy meal. I do not like the fact that they and the other companies have a very bad management of the trashes. When I asked why they are throwing good stuuf (plastics and untouched food) they tald me very nicely that I can make any comment on...

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Be very careful to check all of your travel documents The airline listed me as Mrs. with my husband’s name instead of by my first name and then would not let me on the flight. Could have just issued me a new ticket but did not. We went all of the way to South Africa to fly to Reunion Island...

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Africa Economy Johannesburg - Saint-Denis

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2018

It was our first time flying Air Austral, overall very satisfied with their performance, facilities as well as with food and beverage on offer. Tickets were priced moderately and facilities provided were adequate for the 6 hour flight time. we flew Chennai to Reunion( Boeing 737), had a couple of days stay at Reunion then Reunion to Mauritius (Boeing 777)...

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International Economy Chennai (Madras) - Saint-Denis

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Essen, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Flight 11 hours Paris to La Reunion, Saint- Denis. Flight was punctual, packages were on place with socks, eye cover mask, ear plugs etc, with fleece blanket. Food was ok - air plane food. Unfortunately my friend is a vegetarian and there were problems with booking a veggy meal for her. We thought no problem, they sure had some in...

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International Economy Paris - Saint-Denis

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“Buy some nice airline flight adapters for your headphones if you want better quality sound than the provided headphones.”
baiketlid, 20 Aug 2018 | Read review
“If travelling to Mauritius for vacation you could travel via Reuion with Air Austral and have a couple of days stop over at Reunion.”
roamingrover86, 21 Mar 2018 | Read review
“The corridor seats being far from the toilets are better than the others”
periandro, 12 Jan 2018 | Read review
“Avoid if possible!”
109south, 4 Dec 2017 | Read review
“Their online booking is terrible, call them if ever you need specific meals.”
107rajneek, 15 Sep 2017 | Read review
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About Air Austral
From its headquarters on the French island of Réunion, Air Austral (UU) flies to 13 destinations in Comoros, France, India, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, the Seychelles, South Africa and Thailand. Its hub is located at Roland Garros Airport (RUN) in Sainte-Marie. Its fleet includes ATR 72-500s, Boeing 737-800s, a Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 777-300ERs. Aircrafts feature a variety of one-cabin (Loisirs-Economy), two-cabin (Loisirs-Economy and Confort-Eco Premium) and three-cabin (Loisirs-Economy, Confort-Eco Premium and Club Austral-Business) configurations. The airline has partnerships with a number of carriers, including Air France, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Lufthansa and Thai Airways.
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