Iles de Palmes Airport - Praslin
Located on the second largest island, the Praslin Domestic Airport accommodates daily flights from 5am to 10.30pm by Air Seychelles. Other aviation operators like Zil Air helicopter services also uses the airport for transfer flights. Flights to Praslin takes only 15 minutes from mainland Mahe with scenic views over the islands.
Services and Facilities
There are car hire service desks available. Reservations or bookings are best made in advance as hiring of vehicles are very popular on Praslin. Expect to pay between 80-100 Euros for a car for one day though this may vary depending on the car company. Please check our list of licensed car hire operators on Praslin. Do note that all car hirers carry a yellow plaque with HV on its number plate.
Taxis are located on the exit of the terminal and are on hand 24 hours. Taxis to and from the airport can be arranged in advance by your hotel if you inform them early. Fees for taxis are between 30-50 Euros from the airport to other destinations around Praslin. Do check the airport information screens for up to date rates. All taxis in service display the white taxi sign and must have a meter. Take your receipt after each ride.
For fast cash withdrawals ATM machines are located on the main concourse area. ATM services are provided by Barclays, Nouvobanq and Commercial Bank. All ATMs accept VISA, Mastercard, Union Pay cards. All shops on Praslin and at the Airport accepts electronic payments.
There are showers available for male and female where you can freshen up before your flight, especially if you are catching a connecting international flight and in a rush. The facility is free of charge.
Inside the departure lounge there are two gifts shops.
This small retail outlet specializes in high-end diamond jewelry. For that perfect gift it is worth a look.
Locally made gifts and crafts are on sale here, varying from colourful pareos/sarongs to hats that you can bring for souvenirs.