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Air Seychelles increases Johannesburg flights to six per week

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has announced that it will increase the frequency of its services between Seychelles and Johannesburg to six flights per week starting from Tuesday, 3 July, 2018.

The new service has been introduced to meet the strong travel demand on the Johannesburg route, with increasing number of guests visiting the Seychelles archipelago.  

Remco Althuis, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are delighted to provide more choice to our travellers especially during the upcoming peak summer months.

“The new service, which will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, will provide an additional 252 seats per week between South Africa and our beautiful islands.  In addition, guests looking to travel via Seychelles to Mumbai will be provided a seamless connectivity of less than 2 hours via Seychelles.

“South Africa and Seychelles have very strong ties and we are confident that the additional frequency between the two regional centres will further strengthen the cooperation in terms of both tourism and trade. We will continue to explore opportunities and implement key initiatives across our regional network to further develop and strengthen our business moving forward.”

Air Seychelles currently operates five weekly flights between Seychelles and Johannesburg on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The flight schedule with the additional service to be operated on Tuesdays starting from Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 is as follows:

Flight #

Origin

Destination

Depart

Arrive

Frequency

HM 060

Johannesburg

Seychelles

1345hrs

2040hrs

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

HM 061

Seychelles

Johannesburg

0925hrs

1230hrs

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

 

 

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, 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.