Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will be launching a new route this December with twice weekly flights between Almaty, Kazakhstan and Mahe, Seychelles. The seasonal service begins 26 December and will operate until 27 March, 2023.

The inaugural flight will depart Almaty on 26 December, arriving into Mahe on 27 December at 07:00. The new service, a first ever between the two countries, will be operated on a two-class Airbus A320 neo with 12 seats in Business Class and 156 in Economy Class, providing a total of 672 seats to and from Kazakhstan each week.

Air Seychelles Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Johnson explains: “We’re extremely proud to announce our first new destination after the Covid pandemic. With the recent signing of a new bilateral agreement between the two countries, this route will open the door to Kazakhs wanting to explore Seychelles and other islands in the Indian Ocean. It also marks the first time Air Seychelles will be flying to Central Asia, which offers a growing leisure tourism market that will surely love the award winning beaches and rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises that Seychelles has to offer.”

The seasonal service will offer connections to Mauritius, Maldives and Johannesburg. In addition to the twice weekly service, additional flights are on sale for the peak festive season in December and March.

Flight schedule for Almaty flights

Flight NoOriginDepartsDestinationArrivesDay
HM076Seychelles (SEZ)09:35Almaty (ALA)21:30Thursdays
HM075Almaty (ALA)23:00Seychelles (SEZ)07:00 (+1)Thursdays
HM078Seychelles (SEZ)17:00Almaty (ALA)04:45 (+1)Sundays
HM077Almaty (ALA)06:20Seychelles (SEZ)14:20Mondays

*All times noted are local. Flights operate with a brief technical stop in Abu Dhabi.

About Air Seychelles

The Seychelles’ national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Colombo with state- of-the-art Airbus A320NEOs. Domestically, the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.

In 2023, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’, at the 30th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand’


Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.