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Air Seychelles has announced that it will operate 15 additional return flights between Mahé and Praslin in support of the Feast of Assumption taking place on La Digue.

The Feast of Assumption is a Roman Catholic holiday that falls on 15 August and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who is the patron saint of the island of La Digue.

The flights have been scheduled between Friday 12 and Monday 15 August, providing an additional 480 seats, to facilitate travel for tourists and residents wishing to attend the annual religious celebration.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles said: “The Feast of Assumption is an important cultural event in the national calendar that attracts hundreds of people every year.

“We are delighted to meet the high travel demand for the festival, especially from residents of Mahé, by operating 15 additional flights over and above our expanded summer domestic program which already had an additional 84 services introduced.

“These flights are quick, taking only 15 minutes on our Twin Otter aircraft, and have been conveniently timed for the mid to late afternoon on all four days.”

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Maldives with state of the art Airbus A320neo’s. Domestically the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.

In 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew' and 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Lounge.'