Praslin Island Airport

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Praslin Island Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator SCAA (Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority)
Location Praslin Island, Seychelles
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 04°19′09.27″S 055°41′29.78″E / 4.3192417°S 55.6916056°E / -4.3192417; 55.6916056
Website Official website
Map
PRI is located in Seychelles
PRI
PRI
Location of Airport in Seychelles
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 4,610 1,405 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1]

Praslin Island Airport (IATA: PRIICAO: FSPP) also known as Iles des Palmes Airport,[2] is an airport located at Grand Anse on Praslin Island in the Seychelles. The airport is currently only serviced by Air Seychelles, who fly scheduled flights to Mahé and charters to the other islands off the Seychelles. The airport has the capacity to handle over 1500 passengers daily and over half a million passengers annually.[2]

History[edit]

During the late 1990s Praslin underwent an expansion to deal with increased passengers and larger planes. The airport was officially reopened on June 3, 2001. The cost of the renovation is around 40 million Seychellois rupees.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Seychelles Mahé

Statistics[edit]

Values as from 2003 for traffic between Mahé and Praslin.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Year Passengers Change
2014 158,271 Decrease1%
2013 160,262 Increase60%
2012 100,302 Decrease42%
2011 173,736 Increase8%
2010 161,045 Increase6%
2009 152,614 Decrease28%
2008 212,784 Decrease16%
2007 252,545 Increase6%
2006 237,199 Increase11%
2005 214,055 Decrease0%
2004 215,074 Decrease6%
2003 227,830 0%

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,405 by 23 metres (4,610 ft × 75 ft).

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] from DAFIF
  2. ^ a b http://www.seychellesairports.travel/en/airports/iles_des_palmes_praslin_airport.php
  3. ^ [2]. Values used from publication: Seychelles in Figures 2007.
  4. ^ [3]. Values used from publication: Seychelles in Figures 2008.
  5. ^ [4]. Values used from publication: Seychelles in Figures 2009.
  6. ^ [5].Values used from publication: Seychelles in Figures 2010.
  7. ^ Values used from publication: Seychelles in Figures 2011
  8. ^ http://www.nsb.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Seychelles-In-Figures-2012-Edition.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.nsb.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Seychelles-In-Figures-2012_2013-Edition.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.nsb.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Seychelles-in-Figures-2013-2014-Edition.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.nbs.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Seychelles-in-Figures-2015-edition1.pdf

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