The home airline of Reunion Island, Air Austral, has launched an air pass (website in French) which, in combination with a long haul ticket to Reunion, now allows passengers to visit some of the other spectacular islands which form the “Vanilla Islands” of the Indian Ocean.
The ticket prices range between €45 and €90 per sector and the destinations listed under the arrangement are Mauritius, Madagascar (Antananarivo Nosy Be and Tamatave), Mayotte, Comoros and the Seychelles – which form the Vanilla Islands. The maximum duration of a journey across the islands is one month and this deal is valid only on services operated by Air Austral.
Children between the age of 2 to 12, traveling with their parents will be charged at a fare two thirds of the adult fare.
Travelers from outside the European Union are advised however to check visa requirements for Madagascar, Comoros and Mauritius. Seychelles has an open door policy of NOT requiring any visa from tourists, no matter their nationality.