There are few airports in Mayotte, and not all Mayotte airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest Mayotte airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports. AirGorilla offers flights, hotels, and rental car reservations for Mayotte.
Mayotte is an overseas community of France at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. The territory is geographically part of the Comoro islands, but has been politically separate since the 1970s. The island is also known as Mahore, especially by advocates of its inclusion in the Union of Comoros.
The main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahore), geologically the oldest of the Comoros, is 39 kilometres (24 mi) long and 22 kilometres (13.5 mi) wide, and its highest points are between 500 and 600 meters (1,650–1,975 ft) above sea level. Because of the volcanic rock, the soil is relatively rich in some areas. A coral reef encircling much of the island ensures protection for ships and a habitat for fish.
The capital of Mayotte, once also capital of the Comoros, was relocated from Dzaoudzi on Petite-Terre island (or Pamanzi) in 1977 to Mamoudzou, on the island of Grande-Terre (Mahore), the main island of Mayotte.
Circa 1500 the Maore or Mawuti (corrupted to Mayotte in French) sultanate was established on the island. In 1832, Mayotte it was conquered by Andriantsoly, former king of Iboina on Madagascar; in 1833 conquered by the neighbouring sultanate of Mwali (Moheli island in French); on 19 November 1835 again conquered by Ndzuwani sultanate (Anjouan sultanate in French; a governor was installed with the unusual islamic style of Qadi, sort of a 'Resident Magistrate' in British terms), but in 1836 regained its independence under a last local Sultan. Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other Comoros in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in referenda in 1974 and 1976 to retain its link with France and forego independence. ()