Go to website
  1. Main
  2. Articles
  3. Seychelles
  4. Seychelles airports

Seychelles is a state located on 115 islands, air communication is developed here at a sufficient level. There is only one international airport - on the large island of Mahe, next to Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. The modern airport meets all international requirements. On average, it serves up to 500 flights per day. In addition to the international one, there are 14 more airports in the Seychelles, 6 of which have runways of the length necessary for passenger flights. The rest are private airfields of resort islands.

Book hotels in the Seychelles upon prior request at WIOTTO.


Seychelles International Airport

Seychelles International Airport with a beautiful French name Pointe La Ryu (Pointe Larue) is located just 5 kilometers from the capital of the islands, the city of Victoria, on the island of Mahe. The largest airport on the islands was built at a height of 3 meters above sea level. It was opened by the Queen of Great Britain in 1972. The concrete runway is almost 3 kilometers long. Pointe La Ryu is small, but can accommodate all types of aircraft and has three terminals: international passenger, domestic passenger and cargo. The airport houses the military base of the Seychelles Armed Forces. Mahe Airport has all the infrastructure for a comfortable pastime.

Mahe airport services:

  • Free WiFi
  • Hotel booking services
  • Reference
  • Currency exchange offices and ATMs
  • Bar-restaurant and cafe
  • Luggage storage
  • Mother and baby room
  • Small Duty Free
  • Pharmacy and medical center
  • Tourist Offices

There are no hotels in the transit zone. But you can find accommodation within a 5-minute drive from the airport. Most requested options:

  • The Reef Palm
  • Villa Kayola - Self Catering
  • Reef Hills Residence 1. Newly Renovated Luxury
  • Le Manglier
  • MARL Self Catering

Seychelles Airport serves the following airlines:

  • Air Seychelles
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Air Austral
  • Qatar Airways
  • Condor Flugdienst
  • Kenya Airways
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways

Seychelles national airline Air Seychelles offers direct flights to Mauritius and Johannesburg.

You can easily get from the airport to the city by taxi or public transport. With capital Pointe La Rue is connected by a modern highway (Victoria - Providence highway). Buses run every half an hour, from 9:00 to 18:00. The end point of the route is the city bus station of Victoria. Travel time is about 20 minutes.

When booking hotels on wiotto.com, we organize transfers from Mahe International Airport to other islands.


Seychelles domestic airports

Almost every island in the Seychelles that is large enough to build an airstrip has its own airport. The most intensive in operation are the airports of the Fregate Islands, Praslin, Denis and Desroches. All of them are private luxury resorts in the Seychelles, created on separate islands on the principle of "one island - one hotel", also offer their guests comfortable transfers by private flight, directly to the hotel's private airport.

List of Seychelles home airports:

  • Praslin Island (PRI) on Praslin Island. Better known as Palm Island Airport. There are regular domestic and charter flights between Mahe and Praslin. The distance is 40 kilometers.
  • Bird Island, 100 km from Mahe. The airport receives charter flights from the main island. A small runway for aircraft, with a capacity of up to 15 people.
  • Alphonse Island Airport, or Alphonse Airport (400 km from Mahe), Alphonse Atoll. Accepts charter flights from Mahe.
  • Fregate Island Helipad. The airport is located on the private Fregate Island, 55 kilometers from Mahe. Serves charter flights Frigate-Mahe-Frigate. Flight time - 15 minutes.
  • Marie Louise Island Private Airport (FSMA). The runway is 540 meters long.
  • Assumption Island airport.
  • Astove Island Airport, Aldabra Atoll. A small airfield with a one-kilometer runway.
  • Denis Island Airport, 99 km from Mahe. Unpaved runway 845 meters long.
  • Desroches Island Airport, Desroches Atoll (230 km from Mahe).
  • D'Arros Island airport.
  • Coetivy Island Airport, 180 km from Mahe.
  • Farquar Airport is an airstrip on one of the islands of Farquhar Atoll.
  • Platte Island Airport, 119 km from Mahe.
  • Remire Island Airport, 240 km from Mahe.



Related articles