Technical information

All technical information

Saint-Pierre Pierrefonds Airport at Reunion


  • IATA : ZSE


  • latitude    S 021° 19’ 18’’
    longitude    E 055° 25’ 32’’
    altitude    59 foot or 18 metres

Aeronautics information service


The airport is 5 kms to Saint-Pierre, which is considered as the capital in the Great South thanks to its economy, its dynamism, its historical heritage, its beaches, its activity...

Being localised in the South microregion, the majority of Reunion's places of interest is quickly accessible: cirque de Cilaos, Piton de la Fournaise, 'sud sauvage'.

Thanks to the Route des Tamarins, the seaside area in the west of the island as well as the majority of high-class hotels are within easy reach.


111 hectares limited by :
    - the river Saint-Etienne in the north
    - the ravine des cabris in the south
    - the indian ocean in the west
    - the Pierrefonds activity zone and the road in the east

Local time

GMT+3 in European Winter

GMT+2 in European Summer

Aeronautic information

- Aerodrome open to public flight traffic
- Civil airport
- International airport

Rank 4
IFR – VFR night

Catgory SSLIA level 5 (level 6 on demand with at least 6 hours of notice)

Opening times
from 03:00 GMT to 15:00 GMT throughout the year
from 07:00 LOC to 19:00 LOC throughout the year

Opening times' extension possible on demand with a 6 hours notice.

Syndicat Mixte de Pierrefonds
Régie Aéroport de Saint-Pierre Pierrefonds


Runway caracteristics

Bituminised runway accessible for the majority of small, medium and large aircrafts.

Dimensions - Length: 2.100 metres ; Width: 45 metres

Orientation : Threshold 15    148° ; Threshold 33    328°
Resistance : 50 F/B/W/T

Navigational aid


  • low-intensity runway lightning
  • PAPI at threshold 15 and 33
  • flashing lights at threshold 15


Indicative :    PRF
Position : 021°19’11.23’’S - 055°25’13.11’’E
Frequence:    115,9 MHz
Function H24
Managed by the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile


Indicative :    SP
Position :    021°16’39.2’’S - 055°21’44.1’’E
Frequence :    352 kHz
Function H24
Managed by the  Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile   


Indicative :    PRF
Position :    021°19’11.23’’S - 055°25’13.11’’E
Frequence:    Ch 106 X
Function H24
Scope    100 NM
Managed by the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile   

Possibilities of Radiocommunication ATS

AFIS (aerodrome flight information service)
denomination    Pierrefonds information
frequence        122,4 mHz
Service available during the airports's opening times

Plane parking area

Commercial zone

  • 4 parkings accessible for small and medium aircrafts within one at the at the filling station
  • 1 parking accessible for large aircrafts

Routine treatment of the following aircraft types: ATR-42 / ATR-72 / A319 / B737

As the parkings are close to terminals, passengers board and disembark on foot, with a vue onto the Piton de Neiges and the Piton de la Fournaise.

Area for general aviation

Parking for several light aircraft

Military zone

The total surface of 6.000 m² allows a simultaneous parking of 2 Transall aircrafts.

Helicopter zone

Simultaneous parking of 4 helicopters

Plane filling station

  • Avgas and jet A1
  • Opening time according to airport's opening times
  • Managed by the Saint-Pierre Pierrefonds Airport on behalf of the Société Réunionnaise de Produits Pétroliers

Airport terminal

  • International terminal of 2.500 m² with an annual transport capacity of 500.000 passangers
  • Convivial and humane, the airport guarantees a high quality service
  • 150 parkings for free
  • Being an international airport, we offer all principal services

Cargo zone

A 50 m³ temporary warehouse for imported goods storage

Technical zone

Technical block

Including offices, electrical rooms and control tower

Fireman barracks

The building, raised in 2006 and mesuring 770 m², shelters the rescue and aircraft fire fighting service, equipped with two intervention vehicles.

Maintenance zone

Maintenance area for all airport vehicles


Runway material


  • 04 vehicles

Luggage trailer

  • 10 trailers

Passenger steps

  • 01 unit for B737 aircarft type
  • 01 unit for AT72 aircraft type

Ground power unit

  • 03 GPU (400 Hz / 28 V AC)

Lavatory service trolley

  • 02 trolleys working by gravitation or by suction

Drinking water trolley

  • 02 trolleys of 1.000 litres

Baggage convoyeur

  • 01 convoyeur for all types of aircrafts

Technical stepladder

Fire prevention material


  • 02 foam fire estinguishing system vehicles of 6.000 litres of water and 800 litres of foam and 250 kg of powder
  • 01 light vehicle

Wildlife hazard prevention material

Intervention vehicle

  • 01 light vehicle

Passenger and aircraft handling material

Display/passenger information

  • 02 passenger information display devices

Passenger check-in

  • 06 check-in desks
  • software package: ALTEA
  • luggage tag printers
  • boarding card printers


  • 02 control stations for passengers and hand luggage
  • 01 control station for hold baggage
  • 100% control of passengers and baggage

Passenger boarding

  • 02 boarding gates
  • software package: ALTEA
  • bar code scanner for boarding cards
  • possibility of online check-in (printed boarding card or mobile boarding card)

Ground operations 

  • 01 ground operations office 
  • software package: ALTEA / Sitatex

Passenger arrival

  • 01 20 metres luggage carousel
  • 01 baggage reclaim office
  • software package WORLDTRACER