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Praslin Island Airport
IATA: PRI – ICAO: FSPP
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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 4,610 1,405 Concrete
Source: DAFIF

Praslin Island Airport (IATA: PRI, ICAO: FSPP) also known as Iles des Palmes Airport, 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.

History

During the last few years Praslin has undergone 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.

Statistics

Values as from 2003 for traffic between Mahé and Praslin.

Year Passengers Change
2008 212,784 15.74%
2007 252,545 6.47%
2006 237,199 10.81%
2005 214,055 0.47%
2004 215,074 5.60%
2003 227,830 0%

Facilities

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 × 75 ft).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Seychelles Mahé


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General Info
Country Seychelles
ICAO ID FSPP
Time UTC+4
Latitude -4.319292
04° 19' 09.45" S
Longitude 55.691417
055° 41' 29.10" E
Elevation 10 feet
3 meters
Magnetic Variation 005° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Praslin I
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR 122.3
GRD 121.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
15/33 4318 x 104 feet
1316 x 32 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME PRA PRASLIN 104X 115.7 1.2 NM 236.8


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS, HO 1500-0300Z.
RSTD Light acft opr only.



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