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Flights

Getting around by air

Nouakchott, Nouâdhibou and Atâr have international airports. Nouakchott's airport handles most traffic.

The only direct flights from Europe are through Paris, with Air France.

Mauritania Airlines flies twice a week between Nouakchott and Dakar, six times to Bamako (three of which continue to Abidjan, Cotonou and Brazzaville). Senegal Airlines flies five times a week to Dakar. For other Saharan or sub-Saharan countries, you'll have to change in Dakar or Abidjan.

Mauritania is well connected to North Africa. Royal Air Maroc operates between Casablanca and Nouakchott five times a week, while Tunis Air connects Tunis with Nouakchott (three times a week). Air Algérie flies to Algiers twice a week. Mauritania Airlines has four flights a week to Casablanca from Nouakchott, and twice weekly from Nouâdhibou.