Mahe International Airport is comprised of 2 terminals, one of which is for international flights and the other for domestic ones. It was from the latter that we departed at 9:45 AM, precisely on schedule. From the tiny waiting area we could see the aircraft used for inter-island flights.
On the runway is a Boeing 767 preparing to take off for Paris. Other Boeings are being prepared for take-off.
A fun little detail: the boarding passes were laminated in thick plastic and were taken away from us upon leaving the terminal to board the plane. Apparently, they're reused for each set of passengers.
Finally, we were on board.
The safety cards
Everyone sat wh erever they pleased, as there were no assigned seats.
Comfort was limited and so was space, but it was only a 15 minute flight.
There were no onboard services. The "flight" attendant did a quick headcount of the passengers and demonstrated the safety procedures while we were on the ground. She then went back down the ramp, and didn't actually make the flight.
We arrived at Praslin after less than a quarter hour.
The sun was a welcome sight.
On our return flight several days later, we took an even smaller plane, a DHC-6 Twin Otter.
On the runway of the Mahe airport are an Antonov-124 (very impressive) and an Emirates A340.
A very nice flight, in a plane which actually makes you feel like you’re flying.
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