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Air Seychelles HM16, first direct flight from Seychelles to Paris arrives in CDG on 2 July, 2015

Air Seychelles generates buzz at Top Resa following launch of non-stop Paris flights

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has attracted strong interest from visitors at Top Resa, the largest French travel trade fair currently taking place in Paris, in the wake of the recent launch of nonstop flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Seychelles.

The four-day event, which is taking place at the Porte de Versailles between 29 September and 2 October, is the leading business-to-business travel exhibition in France and is expected to be attended by more than 30,000 trade professionals.

The carrier is being represented at the event by Air Seychelles sales and marketing staff and AVIAREPS staff, it’s General Sales Agent in France, who are positioned at the Seychelles Tourism Board and Etihad Airways Partners stands.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “Top Resa is the leading travel trade fair in France and represents a great opportunity for Air Seychelles to further strengthen its presence in the French market.

“The French travel trade has responded very positively to our non-stop flights between France and Seychelles, which, combined with our codeshare flights, offer the travelling public more flexibility and connectivity choice.

“We are delighted to work together with the Seychelles Tourism Board and Etihad Airways Partners at Top Resa to develop our business ties in France and continue introducing business and holidaymakers travellers to the beauty of Seychelles.”

Air Seychelles launched a three-per-week nonstop service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Seychelles in July 2015 and operates a modern Airbus A330 aircraft in a two cabin configuration on the route.

Sherin Naiken, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said: “More than 25,000 visitors from France have visited our shores in the first eight and half months of 2015, making it the number one tourism market for our archipelago.

“We are confident that by continuing to market the Seychelles through excellent platforms such as Top Resa, and providing travellers with convenient flights with Air Seychelles, the tourism ties between France and Seychelles will only deepen in the future.”

Providing guests with more choice and flexibility, the airline currently codeshares on domestic flights operated by Air France between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseilles, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse, as well as flights operated by Etihad Airways between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Abu Dhabi, where travellers have convenient onward connections to Seychelles.

Travellers from France can also take advantage of Air Seychelles flights from Seychelles to Mauritius and Antananarivo, combining a trip to the Seychelles archipelago with a visit to another Indian Ocean island.

Winter 2015 flight schedule from Paris to Seychelles, effective 25 October 2015:

Flight #

Origin

Destination

Departs

Arrives

Days

HM017

Paris (CDG)

Seychelles (SEZ)

1655

0610+1

Mon, Thu, Sat

HM*5017 (EY032)

 

Paris (CDG)

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

1030

 

2030

 

Daily

HM187

 

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Seychelles (SEZ)

0225

0705

Daily

 

Winter 2015 flight schedule from Seychelles to Paris, effective 25 October 2015:

Flight #

Origin

Destination

Departs

Arrives

Days

HM016

Seychelles (SEZ)

Paris (CDG)

2150

0540+1

Wed, Fri, Sun

 

HM018

Seychelles (SEZ)

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

2020

0050+1

Daily

HM*5008 (EY031

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Paris (CDG)

0225

 

0715

 

Daily

 

 

*Codeshare flight. Please note all departure and arrival times are listed in local time.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.