Praia International Airport (RAI)

Praia, Cape Verde (CV)

(+238) 63 39 35

FAA CodePhone(+238) 63 39 35
Fax(+238) 63 38 76Latitude14.9245005
Longitude-23.4934998Time ZoneAtlantic/Cape_Verde (GMT -1:00)
Runway 10 ftRunway 24209 ft
Runway 36876 ft

Praia International Airport Destinations List

This list shows the 15 locations you can fly from Praia International Airport airport

Destination IATA Airlines Flying Route
São Tomé InternationalTMSTAAG Angola Airlines
Banjul InternationalBJLRoyal Air Maroc
Gran CanariaLPABinter Canarias
Osvaldo Vieira InternationalOXBRoyal Air Maroc
Mohammed V InternationalCMNRoyal Air Maroc
Léopold Sédar Senghor InternationalDKRSenegal Airlines, TACV
Amílcar Cabral InternationalSIDTACV
General Edward Lawrence Logan InternationalBOSTACV
Charles de Gaulle InternationalCDGTACV
Lisbon PortelaLISTAP Portugal, TACV
Pinto Martins InternationalFORTACV

Praia International Airport Destinations Map

Praia International Airport Reviews (2)

Average User Rating

Organized And Friendly

Yousef Omar, January 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Been to RAI recently. Cape Verdean officials were friendly. The airport is organized, clean, and tiny. One area for improvement would be the visa section where you have to wait untill the immigration officer comes in from another office.

A Small And Efficient International Airport

Douglas Amaral, June 16, 2007 at 9:50 pm

When we look for Western Africa Airports, this airport in the city of Praia (capital of Cape Verde) is a heaven. The International Airport of Praia (Francisco Mendes Airport) is small, like Cape Verde. It is organized, functional, new and clean. The immigration area is small, but the Cape-Verdeans officials are very friendly. There is a internal transit area with bench, a free shop, typical country gift store, and clean bathrooms. It is not adequate to sleep, but is not impossible if you are prepared. But, better, with a valid passport, you can obtain at immigration an entry visa for the country for 25 euros, and take a taxi and go to the city (10 minutes – 10 euros) and search a hotel, for 40/50 euros/night person with breakfast. There is inside the airport an exchange, snack bar, travel agency, and sufficient policeman. Outside the airport are some touts. You can speak in Crioulo language "obrigadoo ka misti", meaning "Thanks I don´t want".

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