Air Seychelles has today announced that the airline will operate passenger services from Johannesburg to Maldives between 4 December, 2020 and 9 January, 2021.

The flight scheduled every Friday night from Johannesburg for 6 weeks, will provide travelers the opportunity to plan their holidays in advance for the upcoming festive season now that both countries have reopened to welcome back international visitors.

The aircraft will make an intermediate stop briefly in the Seychelles before continuing to Velana International Airport in Male (MLE).

The returning flight set to be operated every Saturday, will allow for a full week holiday in the Maldives with a total flying time of less than 9 hours. Beach-seekers can also enjoy a stopover in Seychelles on their return flight home to extend that hard-earned holiday.

Air Seychelles will operate three non-stop flights per week between Johannesburg and Seychelles in December. For bookings travelers are invited to book online, contact the Call Centre on +2484391000 or visit their local travel agents.

As a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 travellers will need to provide proof of negative RT-PCR test results conducted 72 hours prior to the flight.

Flight schedule from Johannesburg to Maldives via the Seychelles between 4 December, 2020 and 9 January, 2021 are as follows:

Flight numberOriginDestinationDeparture timeArrival timeDay

Book with flexibility and peace of mind

Due to the unprecedented events surrounding the COVID - 19 pandemic, Air Seychelles has extended its waiver policy to provide travellers more flexibility and peace of mind if they choose to rebook and fly at a later time. As part of the policy, travellers holding tickets issued any time until 31 December 2020, can now benefit from unlimited date changes with no penalty fee.

Health and safety

Air Seychelles values the health and safety of its passengers and crew. It is a mandatory requirement for travellers to complete the airlines’ health self-assessment form 24 hours prior to departure in addition to wearing a mask at all times throughout the flight. For more details regarding the safety measures being implemented on the ground and in the air please visit the mandatory safety measures page.


Travellers to Maldives are advised to view for updated information related to COVID-19 measures. For those with Seychelles as their final destination, please visit to submit the mandatory Health Travel Authorization prior to entering the country.


All flights will be subjected to the approval of the government including regulatory approval as well as that of the health authorities at each destination. All times shared on the schedule shared is the local time at each destination.

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.

In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.