Air Seychelles introduces new baggage policy on its regional network
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles will introduce a new baggage policy on its regional network, effective Sunday, 1 July 2018.
Redesigned to better meet the needs of individual travellers, the new baggage structure, which will be implemented across the airlines regional network including Mauritius, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and Seychelles, will now be based on the total weight concept instead of the number of bags being checked-in.
As such, guests travelling in Business Class will now be entitled to 40kg of checked baggage while Economy Class guests will be entitled to 30kg. Guests travelling with Air Seychelles to Abu Dhabi connecting onto the Etihad Airways onward flight to their final destination will enjoy the 40kg both in Economy Class and Business Class during the entire journey.
In addition to the checked in baggage, Business Class guests are entitled to 12kg of hand luggage allowance, while Economy Class guests will be allowed to bring on board a total of 7kg.
As the new baggage policy will take effect for tickets issued from Sunday, 1 July, guests who have purchased their ticket before that date, will still be entitled to the old baggage policy outlined on their tickets.
Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer Air Seychelles, said: “Switching from the piece concept to a total weight based baggage structure will align Air Seychelles with the industry best practice currently being implemented by other airlines worldwide.
“As part of the baggage policy review, we have also made the excess baggage rates more attractive, varying from the most attractive rates available on airseychelles.com to last minute airport purchase.”
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.