Total: 68 passengers and two children. They are the first to set foot for the first time the new airport terminal in Placentia. Destination: Rodrigues, in a ATR72, 3B-NBN Ile-aux-Egrets board.
The first passengers to have made this baptism: a couple going on honeymoon in Rodrigues. They were also the first to be surprised to be the first passengers.
Deva Thancanamootoo, the Deputy Chief Executive Airport Terminal Operations Limited (ATOL), a company responsible for the new terminal, however, said that it is only the departures Rodrigues who will be in the dedicated area on the ground floor of new terminal. "For now, arrivals continue in the old airport, until the changeover of all operations on the night of September 11 to 12," he added.