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Mauritania Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2010; 14 years ago
HubsNouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport
Fleet size6
HeadquartersNouakchott, Mauritania

Mauritania Airlines previously Mauritania Airlines International, is an airline based in Nouakchott, Mauritania, serving as flag carrier of the country. The company was set up in December 2010 in response to the demise of Mauritania Airways.[1] In April 2018, the airline rebranded from Mauritania Airlines International to Mauritania Airlines.[2] It is the only airline flying domestically in Mauritania.


Mauritania Airlines has its base at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport (NKC). The company operates short- and medium-haul flights.

The airline was on the EU "blacklist" until December 2012, but it has since been removed.[3]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Benin Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport [4]
Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport [5]
Gabon Libreville Léon-Mba International Airport [4]
Guinea Conakry Ahmed Sékou Touré International Airport [5]
Mali Bamako Modibo Keita International Airport [5][4]
Mauritania Néma Néma Airport [6]
Nouadhibou Nouadhibou International Airport
Nouakchott Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport Hub
Zouérat Tazadit Airport
Morocco Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport [5]
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport
Pointe-Noire Agostinho-Neto International Airport
Senegal Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport [5][4]
Sierra Leone Freetown Freetown International Airport
Spain Las Palmas Gran Canaria Airport [5]
Tunisia Tunis Tunis–Carthage International Airport [5]


A Mauritania Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8

Current fleet

As of January 2023, the Mauritania Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7]

Mauritania Airlines fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
B E Total
Boeing 737-700 1 115
Boeing 737-800 1 16 144 160
Boeing 737 MAX 8 1[8][9] 16 144 160[10]
Embraer ERJ145LR 1 50 50
Embraer 175LR 2[11] TBA 76
Total 6 0

Former fleet

The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[12]

See also


  1. ^ "Top news stories local and from around the world – MSN Philippines". Retrieved 2017-08-23.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Mauritania Airlines Int'l rebranded as Mauritania Airlines". Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Aviation safety: Commission updates the European safety list of airlines". Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mauritania Airlines flight L6 147: Multiple routes". Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Mauritania Airlines 1Q24 Boeing 737 Max operations". AeroRoutes. 17 January 2024. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Mauritania Airlines flight L6 21: Nema - Nouakchott". Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 20.
  8. ^ "News Releases/Statements". MediaRoom. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  9. ^ Primer Boeing 737 MAX 8 para Mauritania Airlines Noticias Aéreas
  10. ^ "Mise en service du nouvel avion Boeing 737-MAX 8". 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  11. ^ "PICTURE: Mauritania Airlines receives first E175". 2019-03-29.
  12. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 21.