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| I have visited this airport numerous times over the last years. Arrivals, departures and transit. Air Austral, a very good airline in the indian ocean is using this airport as its hub, unfortunately this is the most awful airport, even compared to all other African airports I have visited. Transfers If you are on a transfer flight, be prepared to ring a bell to get through security, and wait up to an hour before they open the door. Departure They are trying to set record in the longest check-in process ever. I have experienced 4 times that the check in number has changed while in line. Expect to use 1 hour to check in if you have just carry on or already checked in online. Not much to do while you are inside the airport after security. A small taxfree, and kinda a restaurant and a few stalls. Free internet, if it works. Usually it does not. You have to check screens to know your gate. It is not a lot of gates, so it do not require many steps. English is not spoken in stores or restaurants. Arrival: Buses comes if they want, usually no taxis, or wait forever. One atm, if it does not work, you do not get euros. Very unorganized airport, bad service. It is a shame since the best airline in the area uses it as a hub.