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The International Airport is located on Mahé, 8 km (5 miles) south of Victoria. If you're coming from safari, you can catch flights departing from both Nairobi and Johannesburg twice a week (Kenya Airways, Air Seychelles, and Emirates operated). If you're coming directly to the Seychelles from the U.S., it's often cheapest (and necessary) to route through Europe; look for cheaper airfares direct from Rome, London, and Paris. Airlines with international routes include Air Seychelles, Emirates, Qatar, Condor, Etihad, Air Austral, and Ethiopian Airlines. Many cheaper fares route through Dubai or Abu Dabi.

The domestic terminal at Mahé will handle departures for all flights within Seychelles—i.e., the almost hourly 15-minute flight (US$65–225 one-way) to Praslin—and any of the other private islands (there's no airport on La Digue). Domestic flights are handled by Air Seychelles and the Island Development Company (the latter handles the outer islands and Desroches Island). Luggage limits are 20kg (44 pounds).

Contacts

Air Austral (27–11/452–0752 in South Africa; 248/432–1044. www.air-austral.com.)

Air Seychelles (439–1000; 877/359–7392 in the U.S. www.airseychelles.com.)

Condor (49–6171/698–8920 in Germany; 866/960–791 in USA. www.condor.com.)

Emirates (429–2700; 800/777–3999 in the U.S. www.emirates.com.)

Ethiopian Airlines (248/428–8909. www.flyethiopian.com.)

Etihad (27–11/343–9140 in South Africa; 888/838–4423 in USA. www.etihadairways.com.)

Island Development Company (438–4640. .)

Kenya Airways (248/432–2989; 866/536–9224 in the U.S. www.kenya-airways.com.)

Qatar (422–4518; 877/777–2827 in the U.S. www.qatarairways.com.)

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