8 Airports in Seychelles to Know About

The only international airport in Seychelles is the Seychelles International Airport located in Mahe Island. It, thus, acts as the only gateway to Seychelles for international tourists. There are other smaller domestic airports connecting the smaller islands.

Here is the list of all the major airports in Seychelles:

1. Seychelles International Airport

Seychelles International Airport is the largest and busiest airport of Seychelles, located on Mahe Island. This is the sole international airport of Seychelles connecting it with all major cities of the world. The airport is operated by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority and has 3 terminals - international, domestic and cargo terminal. Apart from operating passenger and cargo flights, it also serves as a base for the Seychelles Public Defence Force.

Seychelles International Airport is 11 kms away from Victoria, the capital of Seychelles. It is well connected to all the areas on Mahe Island through public buses and taxis. Buses are available from the airport with a gap of 20-30 minutes and start from SCR 3 while taxis cost around SCR 75 during the day and SCR 100 at night. 
Flight carriers in operation: Many important airlines operate in the Seychelles International Airport such as Air Seychelles, Emirates, Etihad Airways, British Airways, Qatar Airways, etc., with flights to and from various parts of the world like London, Dubai, Johannesburg, Paris, Mumbai and many others.
Out of these, Air Seychelles has the maximum number of flights in operation, and it is also the only airline company which has flights flying to other domestic destinations like Praslin, Bird Island, Denis Island and some other islands.
Services and facilities available: Free wifi, ATMs, forex counter, medical services, restaurants and some duty-free shops.
Address: 5th June Ave, Seychelles
Airport Code: SEZ
Airport Type: Public 
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2. Praslin Island Airport

This is another major airport in Seychelles, located on Praslin Island (48 kms away from Mahe) and is operated by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority. It has a single terminal.

Praslin Airport is connected to all the major areas of Praslin Island through taxi, buses and shuttle transfers. Public buses have the same uniform fare to all places on the island while taxi fares vary depending on the destination. Some hotels also offer to provide pick-ups from the airport.

Flight carriers in operation: Air Seychelles with scheduled flights to Seychelles International Airport and charter flights to various other islands of the country.
Facilities and services: Some restaurants and a bar, kiosks for renting cars and a taxi ramp and some shops.
Address: Grand Anse, Praslin, Seychelles
Airport Code: PRI
Airport Type: Public
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3. Alphonse Airport

This is a small airport located on Alphonse island which is a part of the Seychelles group of islands and 400 kms away from Mahe. It is operated by the Islands Development Corporation and has a single runway. There is only one scheduled flight per week from Alphone Airport to Seychelles Internation Airport.
Flight carriers in operation: Air Seychelles which has charter flights to and from Seychelles International Airport and only a single weekly scheduled flight from October to April.
Airport Code: FSAL
Airport Type: Private
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4. Assumption Island Airport

This is another small airport in Seychelles located on Assumption Island (1135 kms southwest of Victoria) which is a part of the Aldabra Atoll. It is operated by the Islands Development Corporation which runs charter flights from Seychelles International Airport. It is actually an airfield with no passenger terminals and a single concrete runway. Unfortunately, Assumption Island has been closed for tourists since 2015 due to an agreement between the governments of India and Seychelles to construct an Indian military base on the island.
Airport Code: FSAS
Airport Type: Military

5. Bird Island Airport

Bird Island Airport is a private airstrip located on Bird Island which lies at a distance of 100 kms northwest of Victoria and is operated by the Bird Island Lodge.
Flight carriers in operation: Air Seychelles flies a single charter flight daily to and from Seychelles International Airport. Helicopters or other charter flights can also be operated on request for travelling to other islands apart from Mahe.
Airport Code: BDI
Airport Type: Private
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6. Fregate Island airport

Just like Bird Island Airport, Fregate Island Airport (situated 55 kms east of Victoria) is also a private airstrip operated by the Fregate Island Resort and has a single runway that isn't paved.
Flight carriers in operation: The resort runs helicopters to and from Mahe, and there are also some charter flights operated by Air Seychelles.
Airport Code: FRK
Airport Type: Private
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7. Desroches Airport

This airport located in Desroches Island (230 kms southwest of Victoria), and is operated by the Islands Development Corporation which runs two flights daily to and from Mahe Airport. It has a single concrete runway just next to the Four Seasons Resort on this island.
Airport Code: DES
Airport Type: Private
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8. Denis Island Airport

Another private airstrip in Seychelles, located on Denis Island (94 kms north of the capital), it has a sole unpaved runway on which a single scheduled flight runs every day for transporting passengers between Mahe and Denis. Plus, charter flights operated by Air Seychelles and helicopter charters can also be booked when required.
Airport Code: DEI
Airport Type: Private
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Apart from the first two airports, the rest of the airports are located on luxurious private islands with single resorts who will most of the times send representatives to the Seychelles International Airport to take care of your transportation once you reach there.

In addition to the ones stated above, Seychelles also has some other airports viz. Remire Island Airport, Platte Island Airport, Marie Louise Island Airport, Farquhar Island Airport, Astove Island Airport, Coetivy Island Airport and D'Arros Island Airport. Most of these airports are small private airstrips with a single paved/unpaved runway and operated by the Islands Development Corporation (IDC) with charter flights run by Air Seychelles or IDC.

This post was published by Sinorita Naskar

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