Praslin Island Airport

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Praslin Island Airport

Iles des Palmes Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSCAA (Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority)
ServesPraslin Island, Seychelles
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates04°19′09″S 55°41′30″E / 4.31917°S 55.69167°E / -4.31917; 55.69167
Map
PRI is located in Seychelles
PRI
PRI
Location of Airport in Seychelles
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,405 4,610 Concrete
Source: WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Praslin Island Airport (IATA: PRI, ICAO: FSPP) also known as Iles des Palmes Airport, is an airport at Grand Anse on Praslin Island in the Seychelles.

The airport is currently served by Air Seychelles, which flies scheduled flights to Mahé and charters to the other islands in the Seychelles. The airport has the capacity to handle over 1500 passengers daily and over half a million passengers annually.

The Praslin VOR-DME (Ident: PRA) is located on a ridge 1.15 nautical miles (2.13 km) east-northeast of the airport.[4]

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]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Seychelles Mahé

Statistics[edit]

Values from "Seychelles in Figures" for traffic between Mahé and Praslin: [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

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%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WorldAeroData - Praslin Island Airport
  2. ^ Airport information for Praslin Island at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Praslin
  4. ^ "Praslin VOR-DME (PRA) @ OurAirports". ourairports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  5. ^ [1] Seychelles in Figures 2007
  6. ^ [2] 2008
  7. ^ [3] 2009
  8. ^ [4] 2010
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-02-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) 2011
  10. ^ [5] 2012
  11. ^ [6] 2013
  12. ^ [7] 2014
  13. ^ [8] 2015

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