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Air Seychelles launches new daily Johannesburg service

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has today successfully launched a new daily service between the Seychelles and South Africa's biggest city also capital of Gauteng province, Johannesburg.

Flight HM061 from Seychelles to Johannesburg operated by the airline Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 16 business class and 120 economy class seats departed the Seychelles International Airport this morning at 9.25am under the command of Captain Archille Young and First Officer Bertrand Mein. The guests were looked after by Cabin Manager Tania Mellie, Cabin Senior Kelpha Dailoo including Flight Attendants, Brian Estico and Mike Maria.

The round trip service will depart O.R. Tambo International Airport at 1.45pm and will arrive in the Seychelles at 8.40pm.

Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said: “At Air Seychelles we are constantly looking at ways to maximize convenience and flexibility for our guests.

“After having added a sixth weekly frequency last year, we are thrilled to be now offering daily service between the two countries which also demonstrates the importance of strengthening business, tourism and cultural ties between the Seychelles and South Africa.

“Besides catering to both leisure and business travellers, together with the support of our codeshare partners we are also able to provide a combined experience to South Africa and beyond.

“For that we would like to thank all our partners, as well as the airport authorities for their support in enabling the Air Seychelles daily services to Johannesburg kick-off successfully.”

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.